Long Time, No See

Long Time, No See

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A fascinating and inspiring biography of an extraordinary ordinary woman dealing with much more than a fair share of life's challenges.show more

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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 146.3 x 217.4 x 19.8mm | 394.63g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252028279
  • 9780252028274

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ADVANCE PRAISE "Finke does a beautiful job of bringing readers into her world, a world of love and fear and hope. If you have ever been challenged with a disability, or know someone who has, or if you want greater insight into the human spirit in general, read this book." -- Andie Dominick, author of Needles: A Memoir of Growing Up with Diabetes "Beth Finke's beautifully written memoir catches you up in a life that is exciting, moving, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, full of love and disappointment, charismatic and riveting." -- Mary McHugh, author of Special Siblings: Growing Up with Someone with a Disability "To face extraordinary challenges with grace and courage is remarkable in itself. To write about it as eloquently as Beth Finke does is a gift." -- Jean Thompson, author of Who Do You Love and Wide Blue Yonder "Unlike many of life's dysfunctions, blindness cannot be hidden. Beth Finke's frank accounting of life from a blind perspective gives a much-needed modern view of the visually impaired in our culture. She reminds us that never giving up the fight assures victory, regardless of the actual outcome of the struggle." -- Jazz pianist and composer Marcus Roberts PUBLISHED REVIEWS [HEADING] A straightforward memoir about a lifetime of adapting "It's a story that reads like the Book of Job, but one doesn't find it in the Bible. One finds it in Urbana-based NPR commentator Beth Finke's new memoir, Long Time, No See...[The book] offers an insider's report on adaptation. How does a newly blinded woman know what she's doing when she's washing her hair? By distinguishing the shampoo from the conditioner with a single rubber band. How does she write and correspond with the world? By plugging a pocket-size speech synthesizer into a computer. How does she travel around the world? By forming an alliance with a guide dog named Pandora. What does she do for a living? She models nude for the art students at the local school, or she is a part-time coordinator of volunteers, or she works for a hospice, or she cares for infants in her home." -- Chicago Tribune Books "Be it her strength, her honesty, or her enduring sense of humor -- most likely a combination of all -- Beth Finke manages to tell her story in a way that shocks, informs, and inspires. She says things that others typically won't, and it is both refreshing and thought provoking. You will laugh, cry, and get angry with her, but mostly you will be left with respect and admiration. Long Time, No See is a fantastic read." -- Strong Women Newsletter, April 2003, strongwomen.comshow more

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45 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 24% (11)
4 40% (18)
3 20% (9)
2 13% (6)
1 2% (1)
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