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Allen Rucker is the author of many books, including a widely praised memoir about life after paralysis, "The Best Seat In The House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday And Was Paralyzed For Life." For more information, go to www.allenrucker.com.

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: Who Cares?

I’d make every kid in the class go through a Scared Straight program about life after disability. Instead of a day in jail, it would be a day and night in a smelly, run-down “care” facility.

Lincoln Rhyme: Fictional Sip-and-Puff Sleuth

Lincoln Rhyme: Fictional Sip-and-Puff Sleuth

The Bone Collector’s C4 quad detective is a forensic scientist and force of nature.

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: The Fear Factor

The response from walkies will be, “Are you nuts? Go there after sundown?”

Bent Out of Shape: What About Contractures?

Bent Out of Shape: What About Contractures?

Contractures are a threat to mobility. Here’s what you can do about them.

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: The Coming Deluge

I wake up with the same troublesome question rolling around my fervid brain: Are Americans with disabilities making progress or sliding backwards?

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: The Art of Complaining

Americans love to complain. And doggone it, we’re good at it.

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: Down With Fun

It’s downright un-American to play it so safe, to obey every lock-step rule of crippled living.

CinemAbility hopes to change Hollywood.

CinemAbility: Jenni Takes on Hollywood

This documentary on disability in the media could be a mainstream hit.

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: Weird Thoughts While Lying in Bed for Weeks

Half of you probably have a similar story and were driven mad by the experience.

Allen Rucker

Raising a Ruckus: Burning Chair

Some people would show up in strange chairs made out of Legos or Lincoln Logs, or chairs with useless giant tailpipes.