Dwarf: A Memoir

Dwarf: A Memoir

by Tiffanie DiDonato, Rennie Dyball
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Dwarf: A Memoir of How One Woman Fought for a Body-and a Life-She Was Never Supposed to Have 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
SusanMiles More than 1 year ago
I have to admit I was drawn to the cover, but when I read the back cover about the author expecting this and wanting you to read the book, I admit I was intriqued. Tiffanie was born with a rare form of dwarfism and how she made decisions that affected the quality of life. Tiffanie could not get down stairs unless on her backside, could not comb her hair and poignantly could not take out the garbage (a major psychological goal). She endured major bone lengthing surgeries including one that was groundbreaking. Although she has taken a lot of flack all Tiffanie wanted to to was take control of her own body. She definitely did not want to conform, just live an independent life. The book covers her birth, school, college,marriage and motherhood. It is a fast read and not everthing is a Cinderella moment. I give credit to her parents, doctors and friends for the amazing support she had. I highly recommend the book as a testimony to one woman who never felt disabled (until the teacher mentioned it - a life turning moment) and took control of her life.
Mamapow More than 1 year ago
Excellent.  Her voice made me feel like I was hearing a friend's story. Read the entire book in one setting.  Don't usually do that.  She really made me realize how many things we take for granted without being whiny about her inabilities.
TakeMeAway More than 1 year ago
An interesting read about someone dealing with a struggle. There was more focus than I expected on the bone lengthening procedure itself. But there was also a lot about the relationships the author had. Brought tears to my eyes a few times!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. Intriguing. Well-written. A truly inspiring story about what one woman (and her family) endured to fight for the basic things in life that most of us completely take for granted- putting earrings in, brushing our hair, washing our hands. I commend her for her strength and tenacity to go through what she did and come out on the other side with the same sunny disposition and optimism toward life in general. It blows my mind that people can read her memoir and still feel the need to criticize her for her decision. People can judge her, say that it was vain and for cosmetic reasons (which is BS, by the way), say that they would never do such a thing. And to them I would say- Good. Then don't. No one is asking you to. Tiffanie did was was right for HER. That takes courage. And strength. It takes one head-strong, bad-a_ _ person to do what she did... and I applaud her.
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I love this book.
SUEHAV More than 1 year ago
Left me with lots of questions...why no contact with paternal grandparents & Dad's family? Good story, not great writing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked hearing this womens life story and everything she had to go through. I really enjoyed reading her book.