Joni is the autobiography of Joni Erickson Tada. Tada became a quadriplegic after a tragic diving accident in her teens. The book focuses on the challenges Joni faces after her accident, as she is not able to move her body below the shoulders. Although she initially feels anger and resentment due to her disability, she learns to trust in God again and is able to rebuild her life. One activity that helps her heal emotionally is learning to paint holding the brush in her teeth.