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Alyssa Graybeal’s memoir, Floppy: Tales of a Genetic Freak of Nature at the End of the World, playfully and thoughtfully explores the emotional landscape of living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome from a patient’s perspective. When ten-year-old Alyssa is diagnosed with the rare genetic connective tissue disorder, she vows not to let it stop her, even if that means neglecting her health. Twenty years later, she’s finally forced to confront the reality of her condition head on when her body starts to unravel in ways she can no longer ignore. Author Ariel Gore says “Alyssa Graybeal is a genius. This refreshing coming-of-age memoir with its sick, queer perspective will remind you that humor is essential and sensitivity is a strength.”