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Dwarf: A Memoir Paperback – November 27, 2012
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Through the difficult years of Tiffanie's surgery and lengthening; things were hard, life was hard. But, bravo to Tiff's mum to see that there is an opportunity to change Tiffanie's life for the better and she acted on it. You know, it is easy to say that this procedure sends waves through the dwarf community because of the perceived message that being small (or dwarf)is some thing you should not change, but to embrace. I think that rational stops when in your heart it is about making a better quality of life.
Being a dwarf myself; had this procedure been around when I was Tiffianie's age my parents may have opted it for me as well. Not for betterment, to deny who I am. But, as common practice to make my life easier and not so dependent on others. When I needed orthopedic surgery to make my life less painful, they didn't bat an eye. Even now doctors will give you the risk (of any orthopedic surgery) and you know that is the risk parents take for their children to make their life easier, or for the teen who knows that having independence in their future is achievable.
I have been friends with many dwarfs and their stature. Tiffanie has diastrophic dysplasia. I am 4'2" and I would most likely towered over her (before lengthening) If you can imagine this: At all times there has to be someone to assist in your every day situations or adaptive things like stools, grabbers, and personal items. Not that I am saying that to be a Diastrophic dwarf is incompatible to independent living, it is just a whole lot harder. But, if you could find another way to help you live better, I know I would go for it. (I am too old now!Read more ›
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This was one of those books I couldn't put down. There was one point in which I got annoyed, upset and then laughed all in the same scene. Read morePublished 16 months ago by K. Alexander
Her tenacity and bravery are outstanding. The pain she went through was agonizing to read about. When you see recent pictures of her, she walks with crutches and looks to still... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Grace Brockel
I couldn't put this book down. Intriguing. Well-written. A truly inspiring story about what one woman (and her family) endured to fight for the basic things in life that most of us... Read morePublished 17 months ago by L. Yates
Good price and service. Book in great condition. Thank you!Published 18 months ago by Lizvette Manzano
A little on the sweet side, but still a fascinating look at trying to live in a world that's not your size, and people who judge too quickly.Published 20 months ago by Deborah
As a short person myself I never had the opportunities Tiffanie had. She is a fountain of strength and positive thinking .Published 22 months ago by Lisa Kooper
I enjoyed this book very much. Well described personal story of a person who went through a lot of pain to attain her goal of independence. Read morePublished 22 months ago by ColleenJulie
I heard about this book from a friend who had read and liked it, so I bought this copy for another friend as a present. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lurker Lee