The Best of Both Worlds:(A Not-So-Silent Life)

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A Story of Growing Up in Both Worlds, Hearing and Deaf, Nurtured with Love and Independence. How a Family Succeeded in a Life Full of all the Trials and Tribulations of So-Called "Normal" Families, but Mainly of all the Pleasures and Gratification. A Book of Loving Anecdotes, with Appeal for all People Fascinated with the Language of "Sign."
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Overview

A Story of Growing Up in Both Worlds, Hearing and Deaf, Nurtured with Love and Independence. How a Family Succeeded in a Life Full of all the Trials and Tribulations of So-Called "Normal" Families, but Mainly of all the Pleasures and Gratification. A Book of Loving Anecdotes, with Appeal for all People Fascinated with the Language of "Sign."
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Editorial Reviews

Avery Corman
"Growing up with an aunt and uncle who were deaf, a major part of my childhood was illuminated by the language described in this needed and important book."
The Best of Both Worlds, 08/20/2000
Joseph T. Klempner
"A stirring, moving account. Lila Miller asks for no sympathy. She educates and informs with humor. It gives the reader insight into another world. I found it uplifting."
The Best of Both Worlds, 08/10/2000
Oscar Cohen
"Good reading for educators, students and families alike."
The Best of Both Worlds, 09/01/2000
Senator Tom Harkin
"As an individual who grew up with a brother who is deaf, I find Ms.Miller's story about growing up with deaf parents particularly powerful."
The Best of Both Worlds, 08/03/2000
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595148219
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication v
Acknowledgments viii
Photographs ix
Chapter 1 Heritage 1
Introduction 3
Grandparents 5
My Grandma and Grandpa 6
Chapter 2 Communication 13
The Joy of Sign 17
Signs 21
Deaf and Dumb 26
Deaf Shtick 27
Chapter 3 Parents 29
Child Rearing 33
Getting Away With Murder 36
Dependency 38
Grandma 42
Mom 45
The Ladies 52
Daddy 55
The Autobiography of Joe Worzel 58
Renaissance Man 63
Chapter 4 Family and Friends 69
Influences 71
George 72
Nancy 74
Ida and Bertye 77
Jerry 80
The Crowd 83
Uncle Joe 85
Chapter 5 Reminiscences 87
Nice Things 89
Sex 91
Romance 92
Courage 93
Need 94
Surprises 95
Mom's Diaries 97
Chapter 6 Memories 101
My Grandparents 103
Andy on Grandma 106
The Sounds of Silence 109
Chapter 7 Conclusions 111
Commentary 113
Memories 115
Recipes 117
Notes 119
About the Author 121
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