Monday, November 10, 2014
Book Review: Now I See You by Nicole C. Kear
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.
Received via net galley for free in exchange for an honest review.
Another memoir about someone I don't know. I really need to stop being nosey. Some guilty pleasure of mine for sure. Even when I googled her name, nothing came up that was like "ding ding ding thats her"
The topic intrigued me though. I mean, what if you were just going in for your regular eye check up and BAM you're going blind. And this type of blind isn't going to happen overnight, its going to gradually happen. I think maybe sometimes it might have been better if it just happened. That way you have to accept it. Not push it to the side for the pity party to be 5 years in the making.
I wish she would have asked for help. To tell people what was happening. Although that being said, I don't think I would have been upfront about it either. Because thats all you will be to people. A blind chick.
I also really liked the crass language. No fucks given.
So yes I do recommend it, you don't have to know who she is to enjoy it.