Book Review: Able-Bodied – Scenes From a Curious Life by Leslie Swartz
In Able-Bodied – Scenes From a Curious Life, Leslie’s Swartz writes an entertaining and very warm story of his childhood as the son of a man who didn’t let his strangely-shaped feet get in the way of his joy in spending Saturday afternoons on the golf course. I finished the book feeling that I would have liked to have known his father, portrayed by Leslie in beautifully written anecdotes as a thoughtful man who loved his family.
Leslie works in the field of disability – he is a psychology professor at Stellenbosch University and an internationally recognised researcher and author. This book, which he says he took great pleasure in writing, tells his own life story with insight and humour and also examines issues of disability as he has experienced them.
Bronwen Muller, Idasa.
Able-Bodied – Scenes From a Curious Life by Leslie’s Swartz is available at Lobby Books for R190.