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.

December 2014

Raising a Ruckus: The Art of Complaining

By |December 1st, 2014|

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

September 2014

Raising a Ruckus: Down With Fun

By |September 1st, 2014|

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

July 2014

CinemAbility: Jenni Takes on Hollywood

By |July 1st, 2014|

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

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

By |July 1st, 2014|

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

May 2014

Raising a Ruckus: Burning Chair

By |May 1st, 2014|

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

March 2014

Raising a Ruckus: Disland is Your Land!

By |March 1st, 2014|

People who aren’t disabled see disabled people as tragic. If the odds are ever going to get better in the full-inclusion sweepstakes, our vast community [...]

January 2014

Raising a Ruckus: Escape from Los Angeles

By |January 2nd, 2014|

My original assignment for this column was to write about life in a wheelchair in Los Angeles. I have strayed from this noble purpose because, [...]

November 2013

Greg Abbott: The Cowboy Candidate

By |November 1st, 2013|

Attorney General Greg Abbott is running for governor of Texas. He has a record of crushing his Democratic opponents. But Texas’ disability community is fearful that he will ignore their needs. Will he stand his ground?

October 2013

Raising a Ruckus: How to Get Ahead in a Wheelchair

By |October 1st, 2013|

Let’s face it: Most wheelchair users are way too nice. We all want to do the right thing, be independent, be strong, never ask for [...]

August 2013

Raising a Ruckus: Life in the Insultory

By |August 1st, 2013|

To live life in a wheelchair is to be exposed to a constant barrage of insults, real and imagined. The problem with most of these [...]

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