Writer with Disability Reveals Story and Message in New Empowering Book

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‘The Gift of a Disability’ delivers Richard Harris’ life story and experience to inspire others in overcoming adversity and fill life with joy and purpose.

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Author Richard Harris, born with a knubbed right hand with no fingers, unbolts the doors to his life and lets readers in on his experiences in “The Gift of a Disability.” In this empowering, tell-all biography, he aims to inspire and give hope to readers, especially to those born with disabilities. A disabled man himself, he shares in a compelling saga his ability to cope with various vicissitudes of living with and triumphing over a physical disability, in a manner believed to be divinely inspired and commissioned as a gift to inspire himself and other disabled individuals toward lives of success and accomplishment.

Beginning with his childhood in the small rural town of Griffin, Ga., located approximately 50 miles south of the city of Atlanta, the story of the success of this fraternal twin from a family of eight children is told in a manner capturing the emotional and psychological challenges of a disabled individual competing for success in life among the nondisabled American working populace of family members, friends, and compatriots.

From a background of active involvement in the ministry and teachings of the legendary Griffin pastor, the late Reverend D. F. Fuller, the life experiences of this author are presented in a manner that inspires and motivates disabled individuals toward successful growth and development.

“The Gift of a Disability” seeks to foster increased awareness and recognition as well as respect of the general public on the success of millions of physically impaired Americans who overcome physical, mental, and other artificial barriers to successfully compete as productive employees in the nation’s workforce.

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About the Author
Richard Harris is a 1965 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., with a BA Degree in English and a minor in Education. Harris was born in Griffin, Ga., where he grew up and was educated in public schools there. He is a member of the prominent Fuller/Harris family of Griffin and is a fraternal twin with five sibling brothers and sisters.

He considered study in law but pursued a career in Journalism, print and broadcast media where he devoted over eight years of employment with local, regional and national public service agencies in consumer affairs, legal education and community development. Harris is retired with 25 years of service as Equal Opportunity Specialist with the Equal Opportunity Commission.

He is an accomplished singer, orator, poet, media specialist and devotee to Christian principles and ideals. He is single and has no children and presently lives in Rex, Ga. in the Northern Sector of the city of Atlanta.

The Gift of a Disability * by Richard Harris
Publication Date: November 25, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 80 pages; 978-1-4931-2059-8
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 80 pages; 978-1-4931-2060-4
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-2061-1

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