Alison Lapper ; Guy Feldman
Simon a. Schuster
Ich nehme mein Leben selbst in die Hand : Autobiografie einer Optimistin
My Life in My Hands is the story of a remarkable woman and a remarkable life. Alison Lapper was born in 1965 without arms and with shortened legs. She has gone on be an artist, mother and inspiration to many. In 2005, Marc Quinn's 16-foot statue - Alison Lapper: Pregnant - was placed on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth, making her image familiar to millions. Alison was rejected at birth by her mother and spent nineteen years in institutions for the disabled. Struggling through a childhood depprived of affection and characterized by abuse, she resolved to strike out on her own. Through her artistic talent and her strength of character, she gained a First Class Honours degree in fine art in 1994. In 2000, Alison gave birth to her son, Parys.
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