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From The Midwest Book Review
The Art of Being Deaf: A Memoir is not your usual story of growing up deaf in a hearing world, but begins at the author’s age of 45, when a consultation with a psychologist over romance woes brought to light her internal barrier between her deaf-self and her hearing persona. Having grown up in an oral deaf school since the age of three, learning to communicate only in spoken English, McDonald eventually excelled at speech reading and was continually proving herself in the hearing world. Despite (or perhaps because of) her successes, she closed off her feelings about being deaf. This memoir is her attempt to reconcile her deaf identity with her hearing-deaf persona, and offers a compelling narrative readers will find engrossing.
Donna McDonald is a senior lecturer and convener in the Disability Studies Program in the School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith University in Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia.
Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-597-2, 5½ x 8½ paperback, 208 pages
E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-598-9
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