The Best Seat In The House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life

Paperback | January 8, 2008

byAllen Rucker

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One Tuesday afternoon Allen Rucker, Hollywood comedy writer and family man, wakes from a nap to find himself paralyzed from the waist down. Shocking? Yes. Unfair? Absolutely. Reality? Inescapably. Rucker is shaken up and angry, but soon realizes he's stuck in a wheelchair forever. He begins to reevaluate everything in his life, from the simplest bodily functions to the mysteries of the universe. Luckily, he's invited us along on the bumpy, poignant, and often hilarious road to recovery that leads him to completely redefine his life.

The Best Seat in the House is Rucker's unpretentious, unapologetic, refreshingly comic, and powerfully heartfelt paean to life and its fragility, and to the resilience and adaptability of a single, normal, very funny human being.

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One Tuesday afternoon Allen Rucker, Hollywood comedy writer and family man, wakes from a nap to find himself paralyzed from the waist down. Shocking? Yes. Unfair? Absolutely. Reality? Inescapably. Rucker is shaken up and angry, but soon realizes he's stuck in a wheelchair forever. He begins to reevaluate everything in his life, from th...

An award-winning writer for television, author of nine books of nonfiction and humor, and columnist forAbility Magazine, Allen Rucker has written three books on the HBO seriesThe Sopranos, including the #1New York Timesbestseller,The Sopranos Family Cookbook. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:January 8, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060825294

ISBN - 13:9780060825294

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“Rucker’s established penchant for jaded humor, along with his willingness to indulge the reader’s curiosity, makes The Best Seat in the House...one of the most engaging disability memoirs to date....should be required reading for the disabled and able-bodied alike.”