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Falling into Life

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Falling Into Life‘s a book — a series of essays, in fact — to be read many more times than once. An attack of polio at age 11 left Kriegel without the use of his legs, and this fact is woven throughout essays on subjects as diverse as Tom Sawyer and the Jewish boxer Barney Ross. As vigorous and even amusing meditations on the limits of the human condition, Kriegel’s essays are unsurpassed. A

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