The Universal Language of Love,
This review is from: Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love (Hardcover)I don't usually read memoirs but this one piqued my interest. The book covers Myron Uhlberg's childhood growing up among the hearing with deaf parents. Uhlberg's story is a universal one, it is about family, growing up different, unconditional love, and dealing with hardship.
Certainly a theme throughout the book is one of prejudice, and championing the underdog. Uhlberg describes the harsh reality of being a son of "deafies" and how the hearing world systematically dismissed his father as a "dummy". Uhlberg was in a unique position as he was often the conduit for his father between the hearing world and their world.
My favorite memory from the book was Uhlberg's description of how he would translate boxing commentary from the radio to his father by imitating boxing jabs.
Overall, a heartfelt book that is highly relatable. Definitely recommend to read.