Neenah Public Library

Eyes to the wind, a memoir of love and death, hope, and resistance, Ady Barkan - paperback

"At thirty-two, Ady Barkan had everything he wanted: a fulfilling career in the progressive movement, a brilliant wife, and a beautiful newborn son. Then his luck ran out. What he thought might be carpal tunnel was in fact ALS, a neurological disease that would probably paralyze and kill him quickly. But then, with his life slipping away and American democracy under grave threat, he turned a devastating diagnosis into his most potent tool. [This book] is a rousing memoir featuring intertwining narratives about determination, perseverance, and now to live a life of purpose. The first traces Ady's battle with ALS. The second shows his journey from a goofy political nerd to a prominent figure in the progressive movement, becoming one of today's most vocal advocates for social justice. [This book] is an evocative and unforgettable memoir about activism, dedication, love and hope." -- Book jacket flap
Table Of Contents
Foreword -- Diagnosis -- Awakening -- Apprenticeship -- In search of peace -- Local progress -- Fed up -- Progression -- Liftoff -- Resistance -- Hope -- Epilogue
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xiii, 281 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (chiefly color), 24 cm

Library Locations

  • Neenah Public Library

    Neenah Public Library 240 East Wisconsin Ave, Neenah, WI, 54956, US