The Story of My Life

Helen Keller

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The Story of My Life is the autobiography of American author and advocate for disability rights, Helen Keller. First published in 1903, after first being published in the Ladies' Home Journal in a series of installments, the book details her early life, and her experiences with her teacher and companion, Anne Sullivan. Keller, who lost her sight and hearing due to illness when she was a baby, would go on to attend Harvard University and become the first deaf and blind person to gain a Bachelor of Arts degree. She would then spend the rest of her life advocating for blind people, as well as campaigning for women's suffrage and worker's rights. Another of her books, How I Became a Socialist, was burned by Nazi youth. She also published a spiritual book which was based on the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, the Swedish mystic. Keller was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as being elected into the National Women's Hall of Fame, and the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame. She was also a supporter of eugenics, and wrote how infants with severe mental or physical problems should be refused life-saving treatment.

This book has 135,000 words, 210 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1903.

Production notes: This ebook of The Story of My Life was published by Global Grey in 2021, and updated on the 26th November 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Lady in the Park' by Albert Weisgerber.

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