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This was an engaging memoir that took us through Marshall's early years of learning to understand himself and his body and fast-forward to adulthood where he is a happily gay man coming to full awareness of the disability he has had his whole life. There were some truly hilarious moments and some that were incredibly thought-provoking. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading memoirs. 

Thank you, NetGalley and Abrams Press for this e-arc in exchange for my honest review.
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(More of a 3.5, but I round up. :)

This was a sweet, funny memoir about a boy and his body, about a family and their bodies, about understanding one's body in relation to others, to understanding sickness and health and how we hold each other in pretty desperate times. I don't think I would recommend this book unless some kind of reading need aligned--it wasn't written astonishingly, but solidly.
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This memoir and essay compilation is immensely  poignant and engaging. Would definitely recommend everyone read this.
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Really enjoyed this well written memoir a book about being gay and having a disability.Serious at times hilarious at time great read#netgalley#abramsbooks
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Marshall really knows how to demonstrate that truth is stranger than fiction! He's written a wonderful memoir about growing up in Utah as part of a very quirky and unique family. Funny, poignant, and brilliant, he holds nothing back - from learning to masturbate with a body massager from his brother, to becoming aware of his attraction to the same sex, to figuring out how to be a good bottom, to discovering he actually has a physical disability (not the "tight tendons" he had been told he had his entire life). It's all there, people, in unfiltered and sometimes hilarious glory. I would have liked to have known a little more about his siblings as they grew up though. There's one sister who disappears from the book after being mentioned a few times in the beginning. It was a little strange, given that his other siblings are larger than life. I know it's a book about Marshall, but his family was as much of a main character as he was. I appreciated gaining an understanding about what it's like to live with a disability and to struggle with sexuality. I'm looking forward to reading more from him in the future.
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It's like sitting down with an old friend and just reminiscing about their life. Greg has a way of writing that just makes you feel so comfortable and eager to hear more. It's hard to believe this is his first book. They say that God never gives us more than we can handle and Greg's family will have you believe it! The strength they all possess individually is only barely second to what they have together as a family. I positively loved reading this story. Filled with humor, drama, sadness, quirkiness and happiness - you will experience it all when you go along on Greg's journey. I normally knock off some points if there are no pictures because I like to see the people mentioned, but this is just to great of a book! Thanks to the author, publishers and Netgalley for an e-arc in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Thank you for the digital review copy ABRAMS, Abrams Press.

Leg is an incredibly fun and moving memoir about queerness and disability. I loved it.
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First off, this memoir had some very interesting content and a really good title, but I think the writing could be better making it pretty hard to get through. I enjoyed the second half of the book more than the first half because I think the writing was better. The ending was sweet but a little overlong. I will definitely recommend this book.  Thank you so much Netgalley for letting me review this book.
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I am honored to be the first review of this book on Goodreads! LEG is so special. My viewpoint of the material comes from the point of view of a queer male of color, and I am so glad I had the opportunity to review this book. Not only did the cover catch my eye, but the burb about the book made me think that this would be essential reading for me. I call myself a "memoir whore," and I am so happy to add LEG to my collection of amazing memoirs. I have read queer memoirs. I have read memoirs written by disabled authors, but I have not read anything quite like LEG.

I grew up in Las Vegas. Greg grew up in Utah. I used to visit my family in South Jordan and later Riverton, UT growing up, and I was able to understand and picture so many references to the state. Greg and the people that fill his stories are so vibrant. As a person who has taught adults with intellectual disabilities for most of my adult life and have worked professionally in theatre and dance, I loved reading about his sister, Moe. I also found it really interesting how his mother and family as a whole decided to deal with disabilities and the choice to be diagnosed with something or not. 

I am fascinated by his mother, Frankie, and I loved that the heart and strength of the book is Greg's relationship and connection to his father, who had ALS. 

As a queer person around the same age as Greg, I loved learning about someone who grew up not very far from me and had both a similar and completely different way of coming of age. Many of these stories in this book were previously published, and they come together seamlessly in this book. 

LEG is so much more about Greg's leg. Obviously it was referenced in every chapter, but so many people are going to be able to connect to Greg and be able to insert their own struggles in place of his, and in doing that, it can become something that we all can benefit from.

In the end, LEG is really about the things we do for each other, and the things we do for ourselves in order to have connection with those we love and connection with ourselves. 

I can't wait to purchase a physical copy when it comes out next year.

You can follow me on IG @ReadwithJD where I will definitely be posting about this book when it comes closer to the release date.

Thank you to Net Galley, Abrams and Greg Marshall for access to this publication in exchange for an honest review.
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