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When adventurous overseas traveler, Amy, is diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, she has no idea what difficulties lie ahead. After finishing mobility training from the Bureau of Blindness, she thinks her problems are solved, but when Amy tackles the streets with her white cane, the real fun begins. Determinedly sweeping away her fears, she starts to celebrate the reality of vision-impaired independence. Join the chaos and laughter in this series of uplifting anecdotes as Amy looks to the lighter side of mobility.

©2016 Amy L. Bovaird (P)2016 Amy L. Bovaird

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Loved this book!

Loved this book! I laughed and cried. It was like Amy was telling my story with RP.

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I felt terrible for giggling so uncontrollably

What did you love best about Cane Confessions?

That the telling of this story shared the learning disasters with humor.

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I didn't know what I didn't know about blindness. I never even thought to ask, or to wonder. In my world, I saw a person with a cane or a dog but it never once occurred to me that something I do without even thinking could possibly require a lot of planning, prepping and courage for a blind person. I jump in my truck, drive to the store, go in and shop, get back in my truck and go home. I'm a bit ashamed at how ungrateful I've been about being sighted once I realize how challenging it is for someone without sight to do that. I learned so much from this book-even though I felt bad for my fits of giggles. I'm pretty sure I learned and was really able to hear the lesson because while this is a serious subject, it was taught using humor. Perfect.

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Memoir Offers Powerful Messages about Vision Loss

Many of the anecdotes in this book made me laugh. However, being a person with a visual impairment, I can appreciate the powerful messages it offers: don't be afraid to admit you don't see very well, and don't be ashamed to use a white cane and other adaptive tools that can help you.

If you're just losing your sight, this book will help you realize it's not the end of the world and that you're not alone. If you don't have a visual impairment, it will offer insights into what it's like to have little or no sight. It should be required reading for sighted professionals working with people with visual impairments.