— Cynthia Ozick
"While Helen Keller is better known for The Story of My Life, her later book, The World I Live In, is a warmer, more intimate and more beautiful work, one in which we encounter Helen Keller’s remarkable imagination, her originality, and her power as a literary artist. She comes alive here, vividly and idiosyncratically, more than in any other of her writings."
— Oliver Sacks
"An astounding account, enhanced further by Roger Shattuck’s excellent introduction in which he explores the implications of her experience."
— The Observer
"An affirmation of the fact that real miracles are the product of human endeavour and inspiration"
— Times Educational Supplement (London)