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“Believe me, there is life after paralysis,” award-winning TV writer Allen Rucker assures me. He heads to Oklahoma City this weekend to speak to the Jim Thorpe Rehab Center, one of the best in the country. Rucker has been criss-crossing the U.S. With his book, “The Best Seat in the House” (Harper Collins). The book, already an “Editor’s Choice” in the New York Times, tells the incredible story of his life in the ten years since he was struck down out of the blue by a strange neurological disorder called Transverse Myelitis, which paralyzed him from the waist down. Despite the incredibly cruel blow, Rucker rose to continue creating and he’s written seven books, fiction and non-fiction, an award-winning TV script, and humor pieces including “The History of White People in America” with Martin Mull and “Redneck Woman” with Gretchen Wilson. Rucker tells me, “Everyone in Hollywood from my agent and friend John Ferreter at the William Morris office on down has helped me stay in the game.” And it’s Rucker’s writing that speaks for itself. In the Hollywood game where the book looks like a natural for a TV series. Yes, maybe a sitcom.

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