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At age 16, James Tate Hill was diagnosed with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, a condition that left him legally blind. After high school friends stopped calling and a disability counselor advised him to aim for C's in his classes, he used his remaining blurry peripheral vision to pretend he could still see. Feigning eye contact, memorizing common routes, filling shelves with paperbacks he read via tape cassettes, he organized his life around passing for sighted. A wealth of pop-culture knowledge allowed him to steer conversations from what he couldn’t see. 

For 15 years, Hill hid his blindness from friends, colleagues, and lovers, even convincing himself that if he stared long enough, things would come into focus. At 30, faced with a stalled writing career, a crumbling marriage, and a growing fear of leaving his apartment, he began to wonder if there was a better way.

©2021 James Tate Hill (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Love and horror

Amazing love and horror story. The horror comes first, the love wins in the end. Nothing like it.

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a story of self acceptance

I enjoyed listening to this account of a man struggling to accept his disability. my biggest critique is the use of second person point of view. I'm not a fan of that POV as it distances the reader from the author. it wasn't a deal breaker, though. definitely worth the listen.

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A perspective that must be seen

This memoir made me think, laugh, and cry. The author’s experiences and perspective helped me see what I hadn’t before, even with my “good eyes.” Please read it. You will see differently. And you’ll be better because of it. Curtis Armstrong does an impeccable narration. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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