I found this memoir in the biographies section of an annual used book fair held in a local school. It sounded interesting to me because I don't know much about blindness or being blind and the cover promised that this would be a humorous account. What I found, however, was one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read. Ryan Knighton writes about how he began to lose his eyesight, how it affected his life and relationships and how he came to eventually accept his abilities. What I found particularly wonderful about this book was that it's not really a story about blindness but more a story of the life of a blind man. While Knighton's degenerating eye sight is central to the story, it often doesn't seem to be the most important bit. The experiences he's had, the people he's lost and his relationship with the people and world that surrounds him are also defining aspects of his life. Who doesn't share those same fundamentals?
This book was everything it should be: inspiring (without pity), interesting, heart-warming and touching, enlightening and, most importantly, really quite funny. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to read a very human story.