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My Friend, You Are Legally Blind: A Writer's Struggle with Macular Degeneration

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  • ISBN-13: 9781880284483
  • Publisher: Daniel, John & Company, Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2001

    Gifted writer combats loss of sight at 73 from AMD.

    Mr.Champlin, whom I have read with zest and love since I was a girl in the Los Angeles Times, his voice, a rare clarion in so many ways, now expresses what it is like to be struck with macular degeneration: in his home filled with books he can now only touch, sometimes still does, forgetting he can not read, and yet the emphasis remains how much he still does have in his life, as if with all struggles one champions, you gain greater insights. This is a charming, helpful, pragmatic, short book. Ironically, what this book shows this long time reader is he has always been immensely more at ease writing about others than himself: there is a gorgeous vignette about 'the great jazz pianist George Shearing' who is blind from birth, in itself, is a must-read. Champlin edges around the subject of depression, as I suspect he does himself. I would like to suggest anyone who has slipped and let the demons in, don't let oneself lay down and get overwhelmed: get help: fight. Life is a precious gift as Charles Champlin shows me here yet again. He lives life giftedly. I always looked to him for how to live, and I still do here in this also precious book.

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