I Can’t Read – A Guide to Success Through Failure, by William Manzanares IV
The author prefaces his work with a clear statement of thought, this is not a magical formula, but rather, his journey through dyslexia and subsequent struggle and success. The author also makes it clear, what worked for him may not be the answer we seek as a reader, and thus, he hopes through sharing his journey, we would get a glimpse of what he has gone through and perhaps, be inspired or at minimum not feel alone.
The author brings to the forefront, real examples from his life, his family’s life, and his later his employee’s reaction to his reading disability.
Mr. Manzanares relied on audiobooks to gain knowledge. The knowledge he needed to improve his life and his businesses. He subsequently, as an adult, finally learned to read without the assistance of search engines and others to tell him what the word is and what it meant.
As a retired Special Education teacher with intimate knowledge of disabilities, I would have liked for the author to share how he learned to read as this isn’t an easy task, nor is it a simple one, instead of a passing comment that he did, given the long years of struggle with reading. I had hoped from the title, I would gain that knowledge… how did you do it? How did you learn to read? What was the process like for you?