Hands of My Father by Myron Uhlberg

Hands of My Father by Myron Uhlberg (2008)
Myron served as intermediary to the hearing world for his father and mother, both deaf. This touching memoir tells of his life in that early-mid 1940s world, his embarrassment, shame, but especially his joys. I delighted in its lovingly written moments of humor (pantomimed boxing matches), while its pathos brought tears. Although the storytelling slipped a bit in the last quarter of the book, the ending absolutely sparkled. I loved this memoir.

Listen to an excerpt read by the author with a sign language interpretation and read the Washington Post’s review.

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