Short Bus A Journey Beyond Normal

ISBN-10: 0805088040
ISBN-13: 9780805088045
Edition: 2008
Authors: Jonathan Mooney
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Description: “What makes this journey so inspiring is Mooney’s transcendent humor; the self he has become does not turn away from old pain but can laugh at it, make fun of it, make it into something beautiful.”—Los Angeles Times Labeled “dyslexic and  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 5/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

“What makes this journey so inspiring is Mooney’s transcendent humor; the self he has become does not turn away from old pain but can laugh at it, make fun of it, make it into something beautiful.”—Los Angeles Times Labeled “dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled,” Jonathan Mooney was a short-bus rider—a derogatory term used for kids in special education. To learn how others had moved beyond labels, he bought his own short bus and set out cross-country, looking for kids who had dreamed up magical, beautiful ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the so-called normal world. The Short Bus is his irreverent and poignant record of that odyssey, meeting thirteen people in thirteen states who taught Mooney that there’s no such thing as normal—and that to really live, every person must find their own special way of keeping on.nbsp; The Short Bus is a unique gem, propelled by Mooney’s heart, humor, and outrageous rebellions.

Jonathan Mooney graduated from Brown University with an honors degree in English. A recipient of the Truman Fellowship for graduate study in creative writing and disability studies, he is also the co-author of Learning Outside the Lines.

Prologue: The Short-Bus Story
Everyone in Their Right Place
You Are Responsible for the Safe Operation and Cleanliness of This Vehicle
The Lightning Field
The Hole in the Door
Steel Boxes, Crushed Cars
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
Welcome Pest Controllers Association
How to Curse in Sign Language
I Don't Know, I Don't Remember, It Doesn't Seem to Matter Anymore
Burning Man
I Can't Remember to Forget You
The Turnaround Dance
Big Things, Little Things
Katie's Book of Life
Black Rock City's Bell Tree
The Eccentrics
Driftwood Beach
Things Not to Share-at First
What Is Left, After What One Isn't Is Taken Away, Is What One Is
Author's Note
Acknowledgments

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