About Allen Rucker

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.

January 2016

AJ Brockman: Portrait of an Artist as a Young Quad

By |January 1st, 2016|

In figuring out how to have a career as an artist, AJ Brockman ended up creating one of south Florida’s hottest spots.

Raising a Ruckus: In Search of the Disability Brand

By |January 1st, 2016|

Ever wonder why “the disability community,” of which you, dear reader, are a member or fellow traveler, is rarely mentioned in public discourse? Compare it [...]

November 2015

The Inspectors: Bright Light in a Dim World

By |November 1st, 2015|

New CBS show about a 19-year-old wheelchair-using kid who works with his mom to solve crimes.

October 2015

Raising a Ruckus: Land of the Big Mouth

By |October 1st, 2015|

“Hey, Gov. Role Model, we should be soulmates, but first you've got to have a soul!”

August 2015

Raising a Ruckus: The New Welfare Queens

By |August 1st, 2015|

The archetypical disability cheater should be living it up on those felonious checks, hanging out by his infinity pool and drinking Crown Royal.

June 2015

Raising a Ruckus: Who Cares?

By |June 1st, 2015|

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.

April 2015

Lincoln Rhyme: Fictional Sip-and-Puff Sleuth

By |April 1st, 2015|

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

Raising a Ruckus: The Fear Factor

By |April 1st, 2015|

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

March 2015

Bent Out of Shape: What About Contractures?

By |March 1st, 2015|

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

February 2015

Raising a Ruckus: The Coming Deluge

By |February 1st, 2015|

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

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