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Welcome to the world of Mary Keating, a quick-witted, fun-loving paraplegic. (Note, however, that she cringes at being labeled.) Fifty years ago, Mary's wide-open world instantly contracted at age fifteen when a teenager drove her into an oak tree at maximum speed. With a wheelchair as a permanent accessory, she was no longer seen as "hot" or one of "in" crowd. She found herself transported into an alternate reality— defined now by her disability.

When life becomes overwhelming, Mary jokingly pretends she's trapped in a bad B movie waiting for a new director. Her poetry collection reminds us, no matter how hard life may seem— grace, love, and humor will save us from despair and allow us to live our best life under any circumstances.

Recalibrating Gravity: A Memoir in Verse

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  • Mary Keating's world turned upside down in 1973 when she became a paraplegic in a car accident at just fifteen. Today, she's married, a Yale Law School graduate with her own law firm, an advocate for disability rights, and a scuba diver. A two-time pushcart nominee, Mary served as Chairperson for Connecticut State Rehabilitation Council and Vice President of the Rowayton Library. She is a Top Attorney of North America. Mary lives with her husband, Danny, in Rowayton, CT. See:

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