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Firsts – Award – Mensa Article

The below article about the book Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilites and my Readers Favourite International Gold Medal award appeared in the British Mensa magazine in November 2020 issue. It is reproduced here with the permission of British Mensa.

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Firsts: Review

The following review appeared on Amazon on July 9 2020. Read the review on the website here. Inspirational ‘These stories are important for people to hear, & my wish is that readers who have had similar experiences can feel less alone knowing that there are others out there like them. I highly recommend!’ John Hanig

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Firsts: Review

The following review appeared on Amazon on September 29 2019. Read the review on the website here. A Very Diverse and Moving Collection of First Person Memoirs About Living With Disabilities ‘This collection of 11 essays was edited by Belo Cipriani, author of Blind: a Memoir and founder of Oleb Books, which publishes books by […]

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Firsts: Review

The following review appeared on Amazon on June 2 2019. Read the review on the website here. Incredibly Motivating ‘When I first started reading this book, I did not know what to expect. Each short-story launched me into a journey of self-reflection! Individuals with disabilities are the largest minority in the world; however, their stories […]

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Firsts: Review

The following review appeared on Amazon on May 15 2019. Read the review on the website here. Superb ‘As a person who is not disabled this book was a revelation for me. the book taught me a lot about what disabled people go through and also that disabled people can live full lives. I particularly […]

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Firsts: Review

The following review appeared on Amazon on May 11 2019. Read the review on the website here. Excellent Collection ‘Up until now, the vast majority of books I have won on goodreads giveaways have been mediocre to poor. There are plenty I don’t win that a later read and love, but for some reason, I […]

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Firsts: Review

The following review appeared on Amazon on May 11 2019. Read the review on the website here. Really Moved Me ‘This is not a book I would ever have considered reading had a friend not recommended it. But I’m glad that I did. An anthology in which people with various types of disabilities share their […]

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Firsts: Review

The following review appeared on Amazon on February 17 2019. Read the review on the website here. A privilege to read. ‘Coming of Age Stories by People with Humanity. Disabilities are a potent factor in these stories, but recognition of the universality of the struggle for love and acceptance is the salient take-away for me. […]

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Firsts: Review

The following review appeared on Amazon on February 4 2019. Read the review on the website here. Enlightening and amazing stories of uncommon perseverance and strength ‘This book is an enlightening look at the lives of people with disabilities such as blindness, PTSD, autism, and other conditions that tend to be poorly understood by those […]

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Firsts: Review

The following review appeared on Amazon on January 24 2019. Read the review on the website here. Opens Your Eyes to Enter Different Worlds ‘A true labor of love, this new book is eye-opening, inspiring and, at times, heart-wrenching. It focuses on very personal “coming out” stories that change the authors’ lives and give us, […]