The evolution of a marriage of true partners maturing and changing, grappling with personal and family issues, plays out before a backdrop of the social and political upheaval of the latter half of the 20th century, bringing surprises, challenges, and blessings.
In Blind Acceptance, the author experiences a metamorphosis as she confronts the realities of war, racism, and the cultural changes for women of her time. With an innate sense of our inter-connectedness and an unwavering trust in humankind, the author and her steadfastly supportive and delightfully irreverent husband perpetuate a family legacy of caring for others without reservation.
IN PRAISE OF BLIND ACCEPTANCE
Sandy Pimentel's new book, Blind Acceptance, is so well written and packed with twists and turns that it reads more like a novel than a memoir. Throughout the text she weaves the through line of her life – live abundantly, love fully, and be an active participant in life. I believe her story will capture your heart; it did mine.
– Mache Seibel, MD, Author of the best-selling book The Estrogen Window
Sandra Pimentel's searingly honest memoir takes readers on a journey through a fascinating life dedicated to compassion, creativity, and–above all–family.
– John H. Kennedy, Boston University lecturer and former Boston Globe journalist
Sandra Pimentel, a young woman from an Italian working-class family, actively participating in community organizations, becomes ever more aware and angry over racial and social inequalities in American society. Blind Acceptance is a tribute to the enduring human spirit. Ms. Pimentel's unconditional acceptance encompasses the multitudes fortunate enough to venture into her warm and welcoming orbit.
– Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, PhD, Author of Destiny's Child
Blind Acceptance captures the story of Sandy Pimentel, caught between the generation of women expected to toe the line and the next generation who demanded that the feminine voice be heard. Driven by her reliable natural instinct, Sandy blew past all the norms once dictated by family, religion, and the status quo.
– Juliette E. Fay, Executive Director, Martha's Vineyard Community Services
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This is a memoir-but reads like a novel with plenty of twists and turns. Now why, you are asking yourself did Miki decide to read a memoir? Well--you see I am only 3 years younger then this author and I lived through the same time period she did. It certainly was confusing back then. Females, including me were brought up to always listen to and agree with the males--our main objective back then (as well as our parents) was for us to become nurses, bookkeepers--but more important to get married and have children. Although I am not Italian I was brought up in a similar manner. I did not know about prejudice or hatred until I hit my early 20's!! Small town living kind of kept you isolated. My Dad, like hers always believed in helping others and was forever joking around! I picked up this trait myself. It was extremely interesting to me to see how Sandra managed to get through all the craziness--stay married (very few did back then)-and remain true to herself. I really think you will enjoy this book--if only to see how the world came to be what it is today! I received a hard covered copy of this book from the author for enjoyment and a possible review.
Sandy tells the story of her family which, in turn, illuminates the melting pot of Eastern Massachusetts. I couldn't put it down!