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Wendell "Wendy" Jacobson is a true American character. Born with an innate curiosity and a fascination for cars, he was also born with not one but three handicaps (cerebral palsy, osteomyelitis, and epilepsy) and has intrigued many with his unique brand of joie de vivre. A testimonial to the resilience of the human spirit, a handbook for interpersonal relationships, and a call to compassion for those among us who are disabled, Lyle Jacobson's debut is a heartwarming journey with a spirit so powerful you can't help but be forever affected. Jacobson's well-developed biographical sketch of his brother Wendy demonstrates a very unique phenomenon among developmentally disabled people, especially those afflicted with cerebral palsy: a man living successfully into his seventies. The fact he is afflicted with three handicaps makes his story even more amazing. The truth behind Wendy's life is one filled with acceptance and love, producing a long, fulfilling life for someone who would often be marginalized in today's society. Historical and personal experiences in his life highlight some of the unique qualities that have developed in Wendy and give insights into some of the life lessons these qualities teach. Encouraging families and individuals to appreciate and value developmentally disabled people, Jacobson's inspirational portrayal of his brother is nothing short of joyous. It is true that life is what you make of it, and for Wendy Jacobson, his family has shown that even the most challenging lives can be made into wondrous experiences full of love and connection. The most spiritually uplifting book you will ever read, Good Lookin' Man Like Me will leave you smiling long after you have read the final page.
  • ISBN13: 9780615492957
  • Publisher: Lyle Jacobson
  • Pubilcation Year: 2011
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00126
Publication DateAugust 25, 2011
Primary CategoryFamily & Relationships/General
Publisher ImprintLyle Jacobson

Good Lookin' Man Like Me: A Luminous Portrait of a Life That Transcends Constraints

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