Hodgson is an incredibly bright and insightful writer and certainly somebody with a lot more intelligence and perspective than his condition might give those who are more able might give him credit. This is a real eye-opener of a book, chronicling a multi-layer legacy of experiences and challenges old-time perceptions, whilst allowing people to embrace and get a real sense of what it feels like to be disabled and physically challenged.
It is also at times a very funny account, with Hodgson pulling no punches in his recollection of many of his experiences, as well as highlighting the key things that have hindered people with similar conditions.
Given the effects of the last eighteen months on the world, reading Hodgson’s story will give people inspiration and motivation to go out there and try to achieve something to fulfil their own self-worth. The book also touches on the challenges inherent in trying to bring the film version of the biography to the big-screen.