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Thesis, thesis statement

I can't find a thesis sentence in Nancy Mairs's "On Being a Cripple". If it has a thesis statement,(not one thesis sentence) how do i find it?

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In general, the 'thesis' in a piece of writing is what the author is trying to argue. To help find the thesis it is always good to ask yourself some very important questions. What is the author trying to tell the reader? How does the author argue her (or his!) point?
<br>Usually an author states their thesis near the beginning of the piece. This is so that the reader can follow their line of argument and (hopefully) finish reading the piece of writing agreeing with the author's point of view. However, in longer or more difficult pieces of ...