Song Without Words
Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through LifeBook - 2013
At age 34, Gerald Shea discovered that he had been deaf since childhood despite somehow graduating from Andover, Yale, and Columbia Law School, and maintaining a prestigious international legal career. Shea's witty and candid memoir of how he compensated - through sheer determination and an amazing ability to translate the melody of vowels - brings fascinating new insight into the nature and significance of language, the meaning of deafness, the fierce controversy between advocates of signing versus those who favour oral education.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Da Capo Press, c2013.
Characteristics: x, 308 p. ;,24 cm