Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Not Fade Away is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles we all face-physical, psychological, and philosophical. Rebecca's story is an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest. In Not Fade Away, Rebecca charts her journey from a teenager who tried to hide her disabilities to a woman who is able to face the world exactly as she is. Even though Rebecca inhabits a gradually darkening world, she refuses to let that stop her from living life with joy and enthusiasm.
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"Rebecca Alexander's indomitable spirit spills out on to the pages of this incredible memoir. She will lift you up . . . the way she did for me." ---Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of the Today show
Definitely. Rebecca's experiences are by turns unique and universal. She has had to come to terms with herself, her sexuality, what it manes to have a disability...
I have, and for the most part, I do like her narration. I will definitely check out more of her performances.
In portions, both.
Rebecca Alexander is by turns an enigma and an every-woman. She is both losing her sight and hearing, and has taken the controversial step of receiving a cochlear implant.
She is strong, capable, and very self-aware. Kudos to her for writing this book; I hope she writes more!
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