Book pak BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library 2002
CS ISBN 0792725611 $54.95 Six cassettes
Sarah Brady reads the introduction of this moving memoir of her life with Jim Brady, engaging the listener's attention immediately. Never self-pitying, almost always upbeat and can-do, Sarah Brady is an inspiration. She capably sets the stage for the rest of her story, ably read by Laura Hicks. Part biography, part insiders' view of Washington, and part lesson in the U.S. legislative process, this book tells the story of her husband's injury during the assassination attempt on President Reagan in 1981 and the couple's transformation into strong advocates for gun control. We learn about Jim Brady's struggle with the aftereffects of his injury, her son's learning disability, and her current fight against lung cancer. A testimony to the power of the human spirit, this is often poignant, sometimes painful, sometimes funny, and always moving. J.D.P. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 02]
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