Body, Remember: A Memoir

Body Remember A Memoir In this poetic introspective memoir Kenny Fries illustrates his intersecting identities as gay Jewish and disabled While learning about the history of his body through medical records and his phys

In this poetic, introspective memoir, Kenny Fries illustrates his intersecting identities as gay, Jewish, and disabled While learning about the history of his body through medical records and his physical scars, Fries discovers just how deeply the memories and psychic scars run As he reflects on his relationships with his family, his compassionate doctor, the brother whoIn this poetic, introspective memoir, Kenny Fries illustrates his intersecting identities as gay, Jewish, and disabled While learning about the history of his body through medical records and his physical scars, Fries discovers just how deeply the memories and psychic scars run As he reflects on his relationships with his family, his compassionate doctor, the brother who resented his disability, and the men who taught him to love, he confronts the challenges of his life Body, Remember is a story about connection, a redemptive and passionate testimony to one man s search for the sources of identity and difference.

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One thought on “Body, Remember: A Memoir

  1. Mary

    Kenny Fries is, according to the overleaf of this book, "an encyclopedia of otherness: gay, Jewish, disabled" He is also quite an amazing young man, and his entirely objective and unsentimental, but thoroughly riveting, autobiography tells the story of a genuine triumph of the human spirit over multiple adversity. Kenny was born with the most rudimentary of legs - each of them "no thicker than a finger" at birth, twisted, missing knee and ankle joints, culminating in stunted feet sprouting at od [...]

  2. Mark

    Kenny Fries' memoir, "Body, Remember" sets forth an intriguing story. To begin with - and at the heart of Fries' personal history - he is disabled; born into an orthodox Jewish family, with legs that are too small, angles distorted. As he grows, his legs do not keep the pace, and he is forced to endure several treatments to correct their growth. As a child through his teenage years, he is scarred not only physically but emotionally by these treatments, and perhaps because of his differences from [...]

  3. Dora

    Sigh, I wanted to like this, but the writing style was so hokey and disjointed. If you are reading this review and you have a book to recommend on disability, particularly a memoir or a novel about the disability experience, please let me know.I think some interesting issues were explored here- particularly the intercontextuality of being disabled, jewish and gay. But I felt they were only explored at the surface. I wanted something much deeper, and I just couldn't get past the writing enough to [...]

  4. Marsmannix

    I actually met Kenny Fries when he was an instructor at Goddard College, i'm ashamed to say, my first reaction was fear, at his otherness, and fear of his talent and intellect. I had to order this on ILL>I was so curious about his disability. From a wreckage of a childhood fraught w/ surgeries, dr visits, chaos, KF writes a knowing and honest account of being disabled, gay, and Jewish. I certainly understand much more than before, and his writing is quite lovely.

  5. Sandra Lambert

    Oh so good in a post-traumatic of my own life sort of way. I wrote out a favorite paragraph and pinned it up on my writing board.

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