"At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major--until she walks into a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and has only a decade or so before Lights Out. Instead of making preparations as the doctor suggests, Kear decides to carpe diem and make the most of the vision she has left. She joins circus school, tears through boyfriends, travels the world, and through all these hi-jinks, she keeps her vision loss a secret. When Kear becomes a mother, just a few years shy of her vision's expiration date, she amends her carpe diem strategy, giving up recklessness in order to relish every moment with her kids. Her secret, though, is harder to surrender - and as her vision deteriorates, harder to keep hidden. As her world grows blurred, one thing becomes clear: no matter how hard she fights, she won't win the battle against blindness. But if she comes clean with her secret, and comes to terms with the loss, she can still win her happy ending. Told with humor and irreverence, Now I See You is an uplifting story about refusing to cower at life's curveballs, about the power of love to triumph over fear. But, at its core, it's a story about acceptance: facing the truths that just won't go away, and facing yourself, broken parts and all. "-- Provided by publisher.
New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2014
Branch Call Number:
617.735 K245n 2014
275 pages ;,22 cm
From Library Staff
A very entertaining, heartwarming, funny memoir with a spunky, slightly snarky (but in a really nice way) narrator. Nicole Kear shows us all how challenges can be faced in so many different ways.
If you were told, and the tender age of nineteen, that you would only have your eyesight for about ten more years, what would you do? How would you react? This is the diagnosis Kear received, and this book chronicles her reaction to the news that she would eventually be unable to see. Kear’s hu... Read More »