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Christy Brown has a keen, thirsty mind and is trapped inside a body controlled by cerebral palsy. Luckily Christy is treated just like all the other children in his Irish family of 22 children. Over many years of frustration he learns to express himself throught first painting with his left foot, then writing.
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My Left Foot is the autobiography of Christy Brown that covers his first 22 years. The writing is clear and easy to connect to, a satisfying read on a Saturday morning. My Left Foot was made into an Oscar-winning movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   physical disability/sickness Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Irish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France    -   Ireland Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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