Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It
**A 2024 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST**

* Washington Post's 50 Best Nonfiction of 2023 * NPR's Books We Love 2023 *
* A New and Noteworthy Memoir of 2023 Selected by * Washington Post * USA Today * Esquire * Buzzfeed
* Debutiful * LitHub * and more! *

A hilarious and poignant memoir grappling with family, disability, and coming of age in two closets—as a gay man and as a man living with cerebral palsy

Leg is intimate (and I mean that in all ways), insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny.” —Scott Simon, NPR’s “Weekend Edition”
A riotous new memoir . . . A hilarious yet loving account, this book has charm for days.”People Magazine

Greg Marshall’s early years were pretty bizarre. Rewind the VHS tapes (this is the ’90s) and you’ll see a lopsided teenager limping across a high school stage, or in a wheelchair after leg surgeries, pondering why he’s crushing on half of the Utah Jazz. Add to this home-video footage a mom clacking away at her newspaper column between chemos, a dad with ALS, and a cast of foulmouthed siblings. Fast forward the tape and you’ll find Marshall happily settled into his life as a gay man only to discover he’s been living in another closet his whole life: he has cerebral palsy. Here, in the hot mess of it all, lies Greg Marshall’s wellspring of wit and wisdom.

Extraordinarily funny and insightful, Leg is packed with outrageous stories of a singular childhood. It is also a unique examination of what it means to transform when there are parts of yourself you can’t change, a moving portrait of a family in crisis, and a tale of resilience of spirit. In Marshall’s deft hands, we see a story both personal and universal—of being young and wanting the world, even when the world doesn’t feel like yours to want.
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Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It
**A 2024 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST**

* Washington Post's 50 Best Nonfiction of 2023 * NPR's Books We Love 2023 *
* A New and Noteworthy Memoir of 2023 Selected by * Washington Post * USA Today * Esquire * Buzzfeed
* Debutiful * LitHub * and more! *

A hilarious and poignant memoir grappling with family, disability, and coming of age in two closets—as a gay man and as a man living with cerebral palsy

Leg is intimate (and I mean that in all ways), insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny.” —Scott Simon, NPR’s “Weekend Edition”
A riotous new memoir . . . A hilarious yet loving account, this book has charm for days.”People Magazine

Greg Marshall’s early years were pretty bizarre. Rewind the VHS tapes (this is the ’90s) and you’ll see a lopsided teenager limping across a high school stage, or in a wheelchair after leg surgeries, pondering why he’s crushing on half of the Utah Jazz. Add to this home-video footage a mom clacking away at her newspaper column between chemos, a dad with ALS, and a cast of foulmouthed siblings. Fast forward the tape and you’ll find Marshall happily settled into his life as a gay man only to discover he’s been living in another closet his whole life: he has cerebral palsy. Here, in the hot mess of it all, lies Greg Marshall’s wellspring of wit and wisdom.

Extraordinarily funny and insightful, Leg is packed with outrageous stories of a singular childhood. It is also a unique examination of what it means to transform when there are parts of yourself you can’t change, a moving portrait of a family in crisis, and a tale of resilience of spirit. In Marshall’s deft hands, we see a story both personal and universal—of being young and wanting the world, even when the world doesn’t feel like yours to want.
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Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It

Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It

by Greg Marshall
Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It

Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It

by Greg Marshall

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What does it matter if nearing your 30th birthday you accidentally find out you have, and have had since childhood, a medically diagnosed disability that was never given a name? It turns out quite a lot. Greg Marshall’s gently honest memoir of rowdy family, sibling pranks, identity, loss and cerebral palsy is an often laugh out loud, hard fought argument for telling the truth.

**A 2024 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST**

* Washington Post's 50 Best Nonfiction of 2023 * NPR's Books We Love 2023 *
* A New and Noteworthy Memoir of 2023 Selected by * Washington Post * USA Today * Esquire * Buzzfeed
* Debutiful * LitHub * and more! *

A hilarious and poignant memoir grappling with family, disability, and coming of age in two closets—as a gay man and as a man living with cerebral palsy

Leg is intimate (and I mean that in all ways), insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny.” —Scott Simon, NPR’s “Weekend Edition”
A riotous new memoir . . . A hilarious yet loving account, this book has charm for days.”People Magazine

Greg Marshall’s early years were pretty bizarre. Rewind the VHS tapes (this is the ’90s) and you’ll see a lopsided teenager limping across a high school stage, or in a wheelchair after leg surgeries, pondering why he’s crushing on half of the Utah Jazz. Add to this home-video footage a mom clacking away at her newspaper column between chemos, a dad with ALS, and a cast of foulmouthed siblings. Fast forward the tape and you’ll find Marshall happily settled into his life as a gay man only to discover he’s been living in another closet his whole life: he has cerebral palsy. Here, in the hot mess of it all, lies Greg Marshall’s wellspring of wit and wisdom.

Extraordinarily funny and insightful, Leg is packed with outrageous stories of a singular childhood. It is also a unique examination of what it means to transform when there are parts of yourself you can’t change, a moving portrait of a family in crisis, and a tale of resilience of spirit. In Marshall’s deft hands, we see a story both personal and universal—of being young and wanting the world, even when the world doesn’t feel like yours to want.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419763601
Publisher: Abrams Press
Publication date: 06/13/2023
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 485,627
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Greg Marshall has helped more than four thousand clients reach their fitness goals through his unique personal training programs. His experience includes large chain gyms and private programs. He publishes the daily fitness blog www.fiture.co and is published in the fitness professionals magazine titled Club Industry. He is currently the director of personal training at the gym at City Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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