Diana spends most of her life feeling like something isn't right-and worried that maybe the problem is actually with her.
Continually struggling to differentiate between colors, she makes fashion faux pas that cause her sister's eyes to roll. Diana trips over curbs and small children and can't always recognize people or places she knows well. And if those small embarrassing situations aren't bad enough, wrecking her bicycle and car truly cause her serious concern.
Friends and family tell Diana to get her eyes checked-again. The eye doctor tells Diana that her prescription hasn't changed and that she's just near-sighted. And meanwhile, Diana goes through life feeling like she must be clumsy and inattentive no matter how much she pays attention.
Based on real experiences from author Vivian McDermott's own life with an undiagnosed degenerative eye disease, Adventures of a VIP tells of one Montanan woman's struggle to navigate the physical world-both before and after she's diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at age fifty-six.
Inspiring and engaging, this story explores the emotional and psychological side effects of living with an undiagnosed condition as well as the process of learning to cope with physical impairments.
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About the Author
Vivian McDermott is a native Montanan. Born in Culbertson, she graduated from Conrad High School before completing her degree at Montana State University in Bozeman. She and her husband live in Shelby, where they raised all three of their sons.
McDermott is the author of Crazy Quilt Family and coauthored The Crone's List with her friend Sheralynn Ries. Adventures of a VIP is her third book.