as i saw it a sighted daughters memoir of growing up with blind parents

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As I Saw It

Author : Laura Schriner
ISBN : 0692690298
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Roy and Diane met as young people at Orientation Center for the Blind. Growing up in the depression, both of them came from hard early lives. Despite the adversity of being blind in a sighted world, Roy and Diane built a family, overcame prejudice and mistreatment, and raised their children to know the true meaning of living your best life.

Teaching The Cat To Sit

Author : Michelle Theall
ISBN : 9781451697292
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the author's experiences as a gay Catholic in a discriminating Texas region where she was bullied and abandoned for her differences before she isolated herself, took a partner and had a son on whose behalf she fought for reacceptance into the Catholic Church. 60,000 first printing.

Now I See You

Author : Nicole C. Kear
ISBN : 9781250026576
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major--until she walks into a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and has only a decade or so before Lights Out. Instead of making preparations as the doctor suggests, Kear decides to carpe diem and make the most of the vision she has left. She joins circus school, tears through boyfriends, travels the world, and through all these hi-jinks, she keeps her vision loss a secret. When Kear becomes a mother, just a few years shy of her vision's expiration date, she amends her carpe diem strategy, giving up recklessness in order to relish every moment with her kids. Her secret, though, is harder to surrender - and as her vision deteriorates, harder to keep hidden. As her world grows blurred, one thing becomes clear: no matter how hard she fights, she won't win the battle against blindness. But if she comes clean with her secret, and comes to terms with the loss, she can still win her happy ending. Told with humor and irreverence, Now I See You is an uplifting story about refusing to cower at life's curveballs, about the power of love to triumph over fear. But, at its core, it's a story about acceptance: facing the truths that just won't go away, and facing yourself, broken parts and all.

Cockeyed

Author : Ryan Knighton
ISBN : 9781586485863
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On his 18th birthday, Ryan Knighton was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a congenital, progressive disease marked by night-blindness, tunnel vision and, eventually, total blindness. In this penetrating, nervy memoir, which ricochets between meditation and black comedy, Knighton tells the story of his fifteen-year descent into blindness while incidentally revealing the world of the sighted in all its phenomenal peculiarity. Knighton learns to drive while unseeing; has his first significant relationship—with a deaf woman; navigates the punk rock scene and men's washrooms; learns to use a cane; and tries to pass for seeing while teaching English to children in Korea. Stumbling literally and emotionally into darkness, into love, into couch-shopping at Ikea, into adulthood, and into truce if not acceptance of his identity as a blind man, his writerly self uses his disability to provide a window onto the human condition. His experience of blindness offers unexpected insights into sight and the other senses, culture, identity, language, our fears and fantasies. Cockeyed is not a conventional confessional. Knighton is powerful and irreverent in words and thought and impatient with the preciousness we've come to expect from books on disability. Readers will find it hard to put down this wild ride around their everyday world with a wicked, smart, blind guide at the wheel.

Schuyler S Monster

Author : Robert Rummel-Hudson
ISBN : 0312372426
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Presents a father's memoir of life with a young daughter afflicted with polymicrogyria, a rare brain disorder, offering a poignant, candid, and often whimsical account of one child's determination, tenacity, fearlessness, and joy in the face of disability. 25,000 first printing.

Martin The Foundling Or The Memoirs Of A Valet De Chambre

Author : Marie Joseph Eugène Sue
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No End In Sight

Author : Rachael Scdoris
ISBN : 1429908688
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The inspirational first person story of a young dog sled racer who had to overcome incredible odds to compete: she is legally blind For more than eleven years, twenty-one-year-old Rachael Scdoris has been guiding teams of sled dogs across jagged mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, and desolate tundra at speeds exceeding twenty mph. Not only is Rachael the youngest athlete to ever complete a 500-mile sled dog race mile, but she is also legally blind and has been since birth. Though she faced resistance from race organizers, Rachael finally achieved her goal of competing, with the aid of a visual interpreter, in the 2005 Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race across the wilds of Alaska. No End in Sight is a story full of heartache and hope, challenge and courage-- and ultimately the triumph of dreaming big and working to make those dreams come true.

The Heavy

Author : Dara-Lynn Weiss
ISBN : 9780345541345
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A full-length account of the author's Vogue magazine "Up Front" column describes her family's efforts to help her clinically obese, 7-year-old daughter to lose weight, recounting how their progress was challenged by fiercely judgmental and conflicting detractors.

Memoirs Of Tilly Aston

Author : Tilly Aston
ISBN : PSU:000022453174
Genre : Philanthropists
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Blind People

Author : Shlomo A. Deshen
ISBN : 0791410358
Genre : Social Science
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Blind People approaches disability from a fresh perspective: people with an unusual body are conceived of relativistically as a variant of humanity, much the way anthropology approaches people of different culture. While deeply empathic to its subject matter, Blind People raises questions that anthropologists ask routinely, but which are commonly avoided in everyday life because they touch on sensitive matters. Based on fieldwork in Israel, the book constitutes an ethnography of blind Israelis. It starts by focusing on intimate issues of the management of the sightless body, goes on to discuss the role of the blind person in the domestic setting, and moves to issues of how the blind person strives to attain material requirements. Finally, the book relates the way blind people cope with problems of associating with both blind and sighted people in arenas of leisure activity and public affairs. Deshen's book aims to present a truthful, dignified, fully human depiction, in the tradition of socio-cultural anthropology.

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