Please do yourself an enormous favor and buy this book and come to a reading. If you know Rosemary Mahoney’s writing, then you will be delighted to see how her extraordinary powers of observation can actually show you how the blind see. If you are new to her work, you will be dazzled by the prose style. And then so much more.
“A spiritual odyssey into the world of the blind. . . . A beautiful meditation on human nature.” [starred Kirkus]
CONTEST: Three copies (first, second and third prize) to the best answers to this question: when you’re writing, when you’re sitting in front of a monitor or a notebook, what do you see?
January 25th, 2014. The Rubin Museum of Art, 7:30 pmRosemary Mahoney, Sabriye Tenberken, co-founder of Braille Without Borders, and neurologist Sabine Kastner will speak as part of the Museum’s Brainwaves Series.
January 27th, 2014, Wings WorldQuest Fundraiser, 6:00 pmRosemary Mahoney speaking with Sabriye Tenberken Top of the Garden 251 W. 30th Street
January 29th, 2014 at 5:30 pm. BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS Rosemary Mahoney and Sabriye Tenberken will speak at the National Braille Press event at
The IBM Client Center, One Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
February 14th, 2014 Books on the Square, Wayland Square, Providence. 7:00 pm
March 13th, 2014 Island Books, Middletown 6:30 pm.
April 3, 2014 The Redwood Library, Newport, Rhode Island at 5:30 pm
“In this intelligent, humane book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people who are blind, many of them from impoverished cultures with little sympathy for their plight. She reports on their courage and gives voice, time and again, to their miraculous dignity.” — Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree and The Noonday Demon
“This joyful, thoughtful book took me on an emotional journey and introduced me to people I’ll never forget. With her wonderfully sharp prose and great sense of humor and humanity, Rosemary Mahoney has written a riveting narrative that combines world-class reporting, science, history, and travel writing. For the Benefit of Those Who See has changed forever the way I view my senses, and made me aware of how I do and don’t experience the world.”—Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club
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