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Now I See

How I Battled Blindness, Mental Illness, an Espresso Habit and Lived to Tell the Tale
Narrated by: Judy Krause
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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By the time native Sicilian Mariagrazia Buttitta turned 26, she’d planned out the perfect life. After finishing her residency in Buongiorno Medical School, she’d be primed for a job at the prestigious Roma Hospital, the first step toward becoming an Italian Dr. Oz. And what life is complete without a handsome prince by her side, gracing the face of Italian People Magazine as one part of Italy’s “Most Beautiful Couple”?   

Instead, she wakes up to discover a medical diagnosis that leaves her almost completely blind. Her family, frustrated and desperate, seeks medical aid in the US, but it comes with a steep price. Along the way, Mariagrazia must battle bullies, an obsessive lover, and her two biggest enemies: anxiety and depression. 

Tortured by her thoughts, she finds herself toeing the line between life and death, contemplating ending it all. As a last resort, she turns to a childhood diary of poems and creative writing to rediscover herself and the will to live...before it’s too late.    

Now I See is a heart-wrenching yet humorous true tale of struggle, survival, amazing grace, unconditional love, and a fresh look at the American dream. It’s an account of one young woman’s journey overcoming devastating odds while stumbling her way through darkness into light.

©2017 Mariagrazia Buttitta (P)2019 Mariagrazia Buttitta

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As someone who battles with an eye condition... Retinal detachments this book was very inspiring.



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Wonderful Book!

This is an interesting, engaging, and inspirational tale about the author. I listened to it in two days it was so great. She tells a great story and has a great sense of humor. It is a rich story filled with emotion, and I was certainly able to connect with the author. I would highly recommend you listen to this book.