Chelsea Zimmerman, the young writer behind the blog “Reflections of a Paralytic” and editor in chief of Catholic Lane, offered a very kind and positive review of the manuscript as a reflection she used for World Down Syndrome Day this year. She also quotes the manuscript quite a bit, so if you want a sneak peak, please, click here. Some of her commentary:
…Then she does a masterful job of going deep into the history of the eugenics movement of the late 19th, early 20th century focusing not just on Europe, where this movement was brought to its natural and horrific conclusion, but also spending a great deal of time, once again, on how eugenic thought and practices were common and widespread throughout the United States. Something that is often forgotten when we think about the history of eugenics.
I hope her book gets published for this chapter alone….
(She also offers a snippet in a blog post for Good Friday here.)
I especially appreciate Chelsea’s kind words because she is close to the material discussed, Catholic to beat the band, a Theology of the Body enthusiast, and a very fine writer. Thanks, Chelsea. It means a lot to hear positives about the argument and presentation from a writer such as yourself.