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The Best Seat in the House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date January 1, 2007
Pages 230
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060825287
ISBN-10 0060825286
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
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A personal, humor-tinged account by a man who was suddenly rendered a paraplegic by the rare condition transverse myelitis describes how his abruptly changed circumstances forced him to reevaluate his life and the larger questions of human existence. 25,000 first printing.
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One Tuesday afternoon Allen Rucker, Hollywood comedy writer and family man, wakes from a nap to find himself paralyzed from the waist down. Shocking? Yes. Unfair? Absolutely. Reality? Inescapably. Rucker is shaken up and angry, but soon realizes he's stuck in a wheelchair forever. He begins to reevaluate everything in his life, from the simplest bodily functions to the mysteries of the universe. Luckily, he's invited us along on the bumpy, poignant, and often hilarious road to recovery that leads him to completely redefine his life.

The Best Seat in the House is Rucker's unpretentious, unapologetic, refreshingly comic, and powerfully heartfelt paean to life and its fragility, and to the resilience and adaptability of a single, normal, very funny human being.



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Hardcover
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1 edition from Harpercollins (January 1, 2007)
9780060825287 | details & prices | 230 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.95
About: 'Like the day Elvis died, the day you wake up paralyzed is not a day you soon forget.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Perennial (January 1, 2008)
9780060825294 | details & prices | 230 pages | 8.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.95
About: A personal, humor-tinged account by a man who was suddenly rendered a paraplegic by the rare condition transverse myelitis describes how his abruptly changed circumstances forced him to reevaluate his life and the larger questions of human existence.

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