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The short stories ...
The short stories portray interactions between able-bodied (ABs) and physically disabled people (gimps) in various settings. The characters and situations are drawn from incidents occurring in relationships between the handicapped, the people they love, and the people who love them as well as the casual passerby.
Dr. Ruth C. Webb, Ph.D. was injured at birth, which left her with Cerebral Palsy. She was educated by her mother, two public schools, one rehabilitation institute, Drew University (B.A.), Syracuse University (M.A. ED), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D. DHL). Dr. Webb spent twenty-five years working with physically handicapped and mentally retarded persons in a workshop and hospital schools. She is now retired and lives in a retirement community. Her memoirs, “Journey into Personhood”, was published in 1994 by the University of Iowa Press. She has experienced the mechanisms of avoidance and rejection from unknowing strangers.