Zola, Irving Kenneth. 1982. Missing Pieces : A Chronicle of Living with a Disability. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
I was drawn to this book because I connected with the author. I am also a high functioning person in an academic career with a disability. I understood the emotional journey that he makes when he decided to go stay for a week in a Dutch village that exclusively houses the disabled. For the week he uses a wheelchair, and makes a journey of self discovery. He begins to understand himself as a person with a disability
I have written many times about my own journey of self discovery. As I age it no longer was possible to pretend that I am an able bodied person. I do need assistance, particularly when using mass transit.