Stump the Librarian: A Writer’s Book of Legs
By Alan L. Samry
Stump the Librarian: A Writer’s Book of Legs is a candid exploration of Alan Samry’s life as a congenital below-knee amputee, encompassing his experiences growing up, social and romantic interactions, and professional experience. His observations are related with insight and humor through a mix of creative nonfiction, poetry, essays, and satire. An additional element of scholarship documenting important historical developments in prosthetic technology and amputations, mini-biographies of people with similar amputations, and mythical accounts adds an interesting variety to the book.