Sitting Pretty book cover

NEA Big Read: Wichita 2025 Announcement

The 2025 NEA Big Read: Wichita selection is Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body by Rebekah Taussig. Sitting Pretty is a memoir in essays spanning personal stories and family histories from Taussig's childhood growing up paralyzed from the waist down. It offers "a fierce and fabulous revision to entrenched ableist scripts" (Kirkus Reviews) through "spunky, self-aware wit, combined with education that never feels didactic" (speaker and disability rights activist Emily Ladau).