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What Can a Body Do? by Sara Hendren

What Can a Body Do?

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What Can a Body Do? by Sara Hendren
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Aug 18, 2020 | ISBN 9780735220003

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Advance praise for What Can a Body Do?:

“Hendren sees the world as it might flex and bend. . . . With intimacy, curiosity, and a bright sense of possibility, [she] investigates . . . the ways our diverse bodies interact with the world around us.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Hendren makes us aware of the many ways we inhabit—and could inhabit—ourselves and the material world, including the difficult question of what ‘the good life’ really is. Nothing will look the same after reading this.” —Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

“This book illuminates both the daunting specificity and the inspiring universality of what most fundamentally shapes and challenges the work of design: our own bodies. Hendren forever reimagines the way we engage the built environment.” —Michael Bierut, partner, Pentagram

“Hendren’s powerful, imaginative stories open up new mental and physical worlds for all of us, allowing us to renew our relationship to time, technology, and one another.” —Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of Unfinished Business and The Chessboard and the Web

“Spare, elegant, and charismatic, this book is a call to carry out our ethical commitment to justice and access; it’s packed with stories and ideas that show us the way.” — Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, author of Extraordinary Bodies 

“I love Sara Hendren’s mind. What Can A Body Do? opened my eyes to how thinking about disability can provide us all creative opportunities to make a better world for everyone.” — Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like An Artist

“A poetic, pragmatic, and powerful invitation to unmake and remake the world for every body. This book is transformative!” —Ruha Benjamin, author of Race After Technology 

“Thoughtful and compelling. Hendren makes a very strong case for taking into account humanity in all its irregularities when remaking the world.” —Henry Petroski, author of To Engineer Is Human 

“In her beautiful and brilliant What Can a Body Do, Sara Hendren helps us begin to imagine and enact a better world for human flourishing.  If you are human, you need to read this book.”—Cathy N. Davidson, author of The New Education

“An urgent work, told with compassion and authority. There is room for us all in this essential book.” – Joanne McNeil, author of Lurking

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