In today's Writers Minute, Mo Gerhardt shares the story behind his book "Perspective from an Electric Chair," a play on words and real-life telling of life with physical obstacles. Originally from Traverse City, Gerhardt was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at age 8 and was told he would be lucky to live into his teen years by doctors.
However, in 2006 at age 28 his diagnosis was changed to a rarer form of muscular dystrophy called Limb Girdle 2D.
See the full interview with 7&4's Holly Baker for more on Gerhardt's inspiration story. He will be introducing Mitch Albom at the National Writer's Series event July 2.