Sipping Dom Peŕignon through a straw : reimagining success as a disabled achiever
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New York : Legacy Lit, 2023.
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9780306829062
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228 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Published
New York : Legacy Lit, 2023.
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Language
English
ISBN
9780306829062

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"Global humanitarian Eddie Ndopu's rousing memoir about being both profoundly disabled and profoundly successful without trading one for the other. Eddie Ndopu grew up loving pop music and reruns of The Bold and the Beautiful, and as an adult he would become a globe-trotting disability activist. By his early twenties, he had rocketed through every boundary put in front of him-a queer, Black wheelchair user-challenging bias at the highest echelons of power and prestige. Born with spinal muscular atrophy, a rare degenerative motor neuron disease affecting his physical mobility, Eddie was told that he wouldn't live beyond age five. But using his razor-sharp mind and grit, Eddie became the first-ever disabled African awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Oxford University for a master's degree in public policy, a remarkable feat worthy of a toast. But beyond the challenges that students face-making it to class on time, managing steamy crushes, and being student body president-Eddie faced obstacles as a disabled individual that often go unnoticed and unaddressed, namely a revolving door of care aides. Saddled with the burden of raising money to cover his most basic needs: a care aide, financial aid, and disability accommodations, Eddie writes about his fight for financial aid and his continued advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities. Sipping Dom Peŕignon Through a Straw follows Eddie as he scales the mountain of success only to find exclusion, discrimination, and neglect still lying in wait on the other side. Written with his one good finger, Eddie's vibrant prose delivers a clarion call to underdogs everywhere to stop climbing mountains and start moving them instead"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ndopu, E. (2023). Sipping Dom Peŕignon through a straw: reimagining success as a disabled achiever (First edition.). Legacy Lit.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ndopu, Eddie. 2023. Sipping Dom Peŕignon Through a Straw: Reimagining Success As a Disabled Achiever. Legacy Lit.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ndopu, Eddie. Sipping Dom Peŕignon Through a Straw: Reimagining Success As a Disabled Achiever Legacy Lit, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ndopu, Eddie. Sipping Dom Peŕignon Through a Straw: Reimagining Success As a Disabled Achiever First edition., Legacy Lit, 2023.

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