For the Benefit of Those Who See

For the Benefit of Those Who See

Dispatches From the World of the Blind

Book - 2014 | 1st ed. --
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Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2014.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780316043427
Characteristics: 287 p.


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Apr 06, 2015

a real eye-opener (no pun intended). I loved this book - far from being a dry, scholarly text, it was full of anecdotes and stories of the various students that Ms Mahoney met and lived with. Her experiences were primarily in Tibet, Nepal and India, but the students were from all over the world. So completely engrossing and it gave me much to think about in terms of our common needs & fears, and the things that SHOULD give us joy.

freeasabird Mar 05, 2014

I really love this book. I may read it over again. It really reveals the experience of being blind. There are so many individual stories of the amazing, special children in the two schools (Tibet & India) where the author taught English, plus a mini-history of how the blind have been treated in many countries, over the last few centuries. I loved learning what the white cane is for (not just to see if there's a bump in the path ahead), and I now have a far deeper appreciation for the fullness of the lives of the blind.

I've been emailing and talking about this book with everyone I 'see', and I look forward to reading all of the author's books she's written in the past. Did I mention that her writing style just pops with immediacy, wit and charm?

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