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Leg : The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It, Hardback Book

Leg : The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It Hardback



* A MOST-ANTICIPATED SUMMER READ SELECTED BY * Washington Post *Buzzfeed * Bustle * The Advocate * LitHub * Bookriot * Electric Literature * and more!*A hilarious and poignant memoir grappling with family, disability, and coming of age in two closets-as a gay man and as a man living with cerebral palsy'Leg is intimate (and I mean that in all ways), insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny.' - SCOTT SIMON, NPR'One hell of an entertaining book.' - BUZZFEED, Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Books of 2023'Greg Marshall is one helluva storyteller . . . bright, bold, and beauitful.' -ISAAC FITZGERALD'A strange, smutty, hilarious, beautiful, compassionate, provoking, big-hearted, sharp-tongued, original, brilliant memoir.

I hated to see it end.' - ELIZABETH McCRACKENGreg Marshall's early years were pretty bizarre.

Rewind the VHS tapes (this is the nineties) and you'll see a lopsided teenager limping across a high school stage, or in a wheelchair after leg surgeries, pondering why he's crushing on half of the Utah Jazz.

Add to this home video footage a mom clacking away at her newspaper column between chemos, a dad with ALS, and a cast of foulmouthed siblings.

Fast forward the tape and you'll find Marshall happily settled into his life as a gay man only to discover he's been living in another closet his whole life: he has cerebral palsy.

Here, in the hot mess of it all, lies Greg Marshall's wellspring of wit and wisdom. Leg is an extraordinarily funny and insightful memoir from a daring new voice.

Packed with outrageous stories of a singular childhood, it is also a unique examination of what it means to transform when there are parts of yourself you can't change, a moving portrait of a family in crisis, and a tale of resilience of spirit.

In Marshall's deft hands, we see a story both personal and universal-of being young and wanting the world, even when the world doesn't feel like yours to want.


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