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It's Not What It Looks Like

Narrated by: Molly Burke
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"We aren't defined by the challenges we face, we are defined by the person those challenges help us to become."

Molly Burke
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Our favorite moments from It's Not What It Looks Like

Learning to live in a sighted world
Road to recovery
Optimism is a choice

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About the Creator and Performer

As a motivational speaker, Molly Burke has traveled the world sharing her story with youth, families, and corporate organizations. She has spoken on stages across North America and the UK in front of audiences as large as 20,000. Molly has shared stages with some of entertainment’s biggest names including Demi Lovato, Macklemore, Martin Sheen, and Magic Johnson. She has collaborated with activists like Martin Luther King III, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai, and the Kielburger brothers. Molly loves glitter, eating sushi, and cuddling with her guide dog, Gallop. Alongside her successful career as a motivational speaker, she releases weekly YouTube videos to a worldwide audience of over 1.8 million subscribers.

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Very Inspirational

I totally recommend this book! It is such a great book! I feel that more people need to spread the word on breaking stereotypes and learn how to respect people that are different. The world is full of diversity and people need to realize that and respect it. It’s reality. Not only am I a huge fan of Molly but I love her story!
I too, was bullied and I think people need to learn to be kind, and not put a target on someone’s back. I feel all bullies out there (you know who you are) need to seek help and not take it out on ‘easy targets’. The way Molly talks about her journey in life so far, is so mature and refreshing. It’s refreshing because, a majority of people look at things negativity and more people need to think of the glass half full!
I purchased the book the day it came out!
I love it so much!❤️
-Emma. 12 years old

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Authentic, heart-wrenching, infinitely hopeful

I’m a pretty masculine guy, I ride motorcycles, drive a big truck, shoot guns, etc. I rarely cry. This book had me ugly crying at one point. And welling up with tears as several others. It’s one of the most real, authentic books I’ve read in a long time. Absolutely worth it.

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You must read this book!!

This is a book about Molly's life. Her story is relatable even for a sighted person. I have been watching her YouTube video's for about 3 years now, and I still didn't know about 1/2 the stuff she says in this book. Its really inspirational to go after your dreams. And as someone who struggles with mental health its awesome to know that not everything comes easy for anyone. She really shows her personalty in this book as well, witch I love!

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3 books with varied results

This book is really 3 books, which is weird to say about something so short

- Youtube career trajectory 2/5 stars: this is like hearing a film star talk about their rise to fame over decades, honing their craft, the trials and tribulations, the ups and downs... only replace all of that with how many followers your youtube channel has.

- Motivational speaking: 3/5 stars: your reaction to this area will depend on how you feel about positive but fairly generic motivational speaking and affirmations.

- Personal memoir: 5/5 stars. This was the most interesting parts and if you get the audiobook it should be for this. Her life story and experiences are interesting and well-told -- both the parts specific to be being blind and the parts which have nothing to do with blindness. I'd love to have heard more about her as a person.

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Loved it so much!

I'm so glad Molly read her book, first of all. I've been a follower for a while now and learned more than I knew previously through this book. It sort of fits many of her different videos into the story of her life in a way that the videos don't because they are just that, videos added at all different times on specific topics. The advice given and lessons learned are something I could go back and listen to again for inspiration because they're that powerful. To me it always seems that Molly's success and confidence came easily because of her attitude and personality, but it's obviously not that simple and I appreciate her sharing her struggles. Love hearing about her support systems and the importance of those. Molly is an amazing person and even though I'm older than her, she's a role model for sure.

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I’m visually impaired

I’m visually impaired and I found a lot of similarities in myself and Molly’s stories. It made me feel very empowered to follow my dream to do more public speaking. Thank you Molly. Thank you for inspiring me and being an advocate for our community

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Molly really got her point across in her stories ❤

Loved this book with my entire soul. As a disabled teen reading this inspired me.

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Who knew

Who knew that a 25 year old woman could inspire and teach me as a 44 year old woman. Her stories are not only an inspiration, but have really deep life lessons. I am so grateful to have been inspired by Molly. Keep up the great work that you are doing.

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I loved this so much

It gave me a hope for the future not many people manage to give me

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#1 Killer Bee Fan

loved it so much could relate to almost all of it. I love you Molly thank you for telling your story.

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  • Lynne Nicholson
  • 08-01-19

Molly helped me as I started my sight loss journey

Love this book by Molly Burke . September 2016 I was told I was going blind and the cause diagnosed

About four months later I found Molly’s YouTube channel and started to think maybe I could learn to live my life to the full again.

This 50 something learned a lot from the young twenty something on her YouTube channel

This book has helped remind me how far I’ve come and reminded me never to give up

Thank you Molly for sharing your experience

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-20-19

Amazing

I love this book Molly is my favourite YouTuber and her story is amazing and inspiring!
Her voice is also so soothing !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-20-19

amazing story

beautiful story so worth listening to. not only was the story great it also gives people more of and insight into the blind community. I wish it never ended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-03-19

Fantastic from a fellow ‘disabled’ woman

I am going deaf in both ears. I’m about 99.999% deaf in one and I am going deaf in my right one now, knowing that she is able to do everything; as a blind woman, I know I can do the same as a deaf woman. Fully deaf one day. She is amazing. Check out her YouTube!!

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  • Rebbie
  • 08-19-19

Beautiful Story and Beautifully told and written

I've been a fan of Molly's since I discovered her on YouTube years ago. I admire anybody who has her strength! Such a beautiful true story which is beautifully written and performed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-19

Motivation

I felt like I just had a girl talk with Molly. Such girl power received through only audio gave me motivation, energy and advices for me to keep my life in balance and in checked. Love this short book, finished it within 2 days. But the impact definitely last more than months or years to come.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-08-19

Incredibly Inspiring and Beautifully Narrated

I, myself, have been a fan of Molly's YouTube channel for just over a year now, and so when I found out that she was releasing an audiobook, I was of course incredibly excited. Having listened to it, I don't think it's just for people who have or do watch her YouTube channel. I think it's for anyone. It really shows how much we can get through. It is completely honest and incredibly Inspiring. I really do admire Molly for being able to talk about these expiriences so openly. For example, she doesn't sugar-coat blindness. She's real about it. She talks about how she got depression and so much more. Molly is a real role model. And this book is simply amazing.

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  • Abbey
  • 09-02-19

great book

I absolutely loved to this book Molly you're awesome I look forward to your next book
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  • Laura
  • 08-28-19

i love Molly Burke, and this is such an eye opener

This is basically an auto biography that gives a peak into her world. She's faced so many challenges, with her eye disease but remains very positive. she's amazing!

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  • Emily
  • 08-27-19

Lovely to listen to

What a lovely way to get to know more about Molly who is both a wonderful speaker and a wonderful reader. Much love from a fellow Canadian.

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  • Robert Griffiths
  • 08-20-19

Really enjoyed

Thank you Molly for being willing to share your journey. I think it's pretty obvious to all what an amazing person you are. I love that I can keep following you and your life through your videos.

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  • A Cats Tale
  • 08-18-19

Well done and great sass

wow well done Molly! great read/listen. i think this is something everyone should read. from one killer blind bee

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-19

What a wonderful story!

I am so glad I listened to your book Molly, this was such a great way to summarise and add to all the stories and messages I have gained from watching you on YouTube. Such an entertaining book along with being so educational at the same time. Thank you for being you and sharing you with the rest of the world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-19

Amazing!!

This audio book is amazing and Molly is a genius. I love that Molly also loves the summer I turned pretty cause it’s an amazing book and I recommend it to everyone.

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