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.

June 2013

Raising a Ruckus: Coming Soon: Gimp Apps

By |June 1st, 2013|

If you use a wheelchair, the current Age of Man is techno-Valhalla. Because a group of brainiacs formed the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto [...]

April 2013

Larry Flynt: The Man in the Golden Chair

By |April 1st, 2013|

Larry Flynt is the only wheelchair-using, multi-millionaire pornographer and free speech advocate in America, or at least the most notorious.

Raising a Ruckus: Real Fit for Real Men

By |April 1st, 2013|

I’m no prognosticator when it comes to the future of disability in general, or paralysis in particular, but every once in a while, I stumble [...]

February 2013

Raising a Ruckus: This … is CEN

By |February 1st, 2013|

Have you ever wondered — and surely you have — why we People of the Chair and our disabled comrades don’t have our own cable [...]

November 2012

Raising a Ruckus: Pushing Back the Pushback

By |November 1st, 2012|

Our friends “the media” have overused a lot of terms lately to describe what happens when some political event or statement causes a large and [...]

September 2012

Election 2012: Right, Left, Disabled?

By |September 1st, 2012|

The disability community, commonly considered to be in the Democrats’ camp, may not be as politically predictable as it seems. With the disability vote growing and so much at stake, where do you stand?

Raising a Ruckus: Ready For Your D-Card?

By |September 1st, 2012|

OK, I’m a little slow on the uptake here, but thanks to eagle-eyed Jeff Shannon, friend and fellow NEW MOBILITY contributor, I now know that [...]

May 2012

Push Girls Can’t Fail

By |May 1st, 2012|

Push Girls photo courtesy of Sundance Channel After a long and checkered stint in the belly of the Hollywood beast, I am here [...]

January 2012

Seriously? Person of the Year?

By |January 1st, 2012|

Artie” is more than a character in a television series. He’s a symbol of our history of discrimination, an example of our evolving status, maybe even a harbinger of future acceptance. He’s also New Mobility’s 2011 Person of the Year.

September 2011

Portrait of a Pretender

By |September 1st, 2011|

Illustration by Doug Davis When I first heard that there were people out there who pretended to be wheelchair users (called pretenders) and [...]

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