Christy Brown was born in Dublin in 1932 with cerebral palsy. Behind the helpless child, who many people wrote off, was an articulate, imaginative writer. His mother always believed in him and helped him to learn to communicate against the odds. This is his autobiography.
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My Left Foot is Christy Brown's inspirational story of his early life, his battle against the restraints of cerebral palsy and his struggle to learn to read, write, and paint, all with the aid of his left foot.About the Author:
Christy Brown was born in 1932. He was one of 23 children born to a Dublin bricklayer. A victim of cerebral palsy, he could not control his speech or his movement, apart from his left foot. This enabled him to paint and type this autobiography. He later wrote an autobiographical novel, Down all the Days, which was very successful. His novels include A Promising Career, A Shadow on Summer and Wild Grow the Lillies, and he also published his poetry in Collected Poems. Christy Brown died in 1981.
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Book Description Collins Educational, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110003303209