Cam Tait Disabled? Hell No! I’m A Sit-Down Comic!
By Cam Tait & Jim Taylor
Harbour Publishing 2015
Biography and Memoir
Cam Tait was born December 10, 1958 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Born with Cerebral Palsy during a time when children with disabilities were not accepted in society as full citizens. Some would say that is still the case even today but I am not here to split hairs I am here to write a book review.
This book is categorized as a Biography and Memoir but it is so much more; it is a chronicle of a life well lived; it is a man’s tribute to people who helped him become who he is today; more importantly it is a tribute to his parents who never gave up on him.
I enjoyed this book immensely; this book is thought provoking, will make you laugh and cry; it will make you question your preconceived notions of a person with a disability. It carries the reader seamlessly from Cam’s birth to present day; it stresses the importance of volunteering as Cam benefited from people volunteering to do something called patterning that his parents learned from The Institutes for The Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP) in the USA; from Cam’s days as a NAIT student to his sit down comedy you will not be disappointed.
If you are a parent of a child with a disability please read this book it will inspire you to do more for your child then you ever thought possible.
Cam Tait has had a remarkable life but wait because I have a feeling Cam’s journey isn’t over yet. This book will definitely enlighten, engage and empower the reader.