“Rucker is a gifted observer-humorist, unleashing a straight-arrow honesty and a vibrant, penetrating wit while probing the most intimate aspects of contemporary life and human behavior…” (Publisher Weekly)
Mr. Rucker lectures widely on the subject of living with disability. He is also a contributing editor to “New Mobility” magazine and the chairman of the Writers With Disabilities Committee at the WGA. He lives in LA with wife, Ann. They have two sons.
"The Sessions," the highly-acclaimed film about the real-life tale of severely-disabled poet Mark O'Brien and his first sexual experience, is picking up award nominations right and left this award season. Lead actor John Hawkes and supporting actress Helen Hunt have been nominated for three major awards so far: the Golden Globe Awards, the SAG-AFTRA Awards, and Film Independent SPIRIT Awards.
Next stop: the Oscars, hopefully. Writer/director Ben Lewin, himself disabled from childhood polio, is on the short list for writing nominations for the WGA Awards and others.
It's a great film about love, hope, and disability. Go see it, then tune into the Golden Globes and cheer on the stars!
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The Best Seat in the House:
How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life