Harriet McBryde Johnson

Harriet McBryde Johnson has been a lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, since 1985. Her solo practice emphasizes benefits and civil rights claims for poor and working people with disabilities. For more than twenty-five years, she has been active in the struggle for social justice, especially disability rights. She holds the world endurance record (thirteen years without interruption) for protesting the Jerry Lewis telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She served the City of Charleston Democratic Party for eleven years, first as secretary, then as chair. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and to the disability press and lives in Charleston, South Carolina.


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Accidents of Nature

Harriet McBryde Johnson
Henry Holt and Co.

I’m in the middle of a full-blown spaz-attack, and I don’t care. I don’t care at all. At home I always try to act normal, and spaz-attacks definitely aren’t...


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Too Late to Die Young

Harriet McBryde Johnson
Picador

A Washington Post Book World Rave Harriet McBryde Johnson's witty and highly unconventional memoir opens with a lyrical meditation on death and ends...


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