Now I See You: A Memoir

Now I See You: A Memoir

At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major--until she walks into a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and has only a decade or so before Lights Out. Instead of making preparations as the doctor suggests, Kear decides to carpe diem and make the most of the vision she has left. She joins circus school, tears through boyfriends, travels the world, and through all these hi-jinks, she keeps her vision loss a secret.

When Kear becomes a mother, just a few years shy of her vision's expiration date, she amends her carpe diem strategy, giving up recklessness in order to relish every moment with her kids. Her secret, though, is harder to surrender - and as her vision deteriorates, harder to keep hidden. As her world grows blurred, one thing becomes clear: no matter how hard she fights, she won't win the battle against blindness. But if she comes clean with her secret, and comes to terms with the loss, she can still win her happy ending.

Told with humor and irreverence, Now I See You is an uplifting story about refusing to cower at life's curveballs, about the power of love to triumph over fear. But, at its core, it's a story about acceptance: facing the truths that just won't go away, and facing yourself, broken parts and all.

Title:Now I See You: A Memoir
ISBN:9781250026569
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  • Jennifer

    Now I See You is a memoir written by Nicole C. Kear. Fresh into adulthood, Nicole was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. In her book, she discusses life, work, love, moth...

  • Mauoijenn

    I could only imagine what I would do if I was ever given the same diagnosis Kear was given. I would run around looking at all and everything I could. Plus camp out at my local library and buy every bo...

  • Melanie

    Thank you to Goodreads Giveaways and St. Martin's Press for the chance to discover this book.Self-deprecating, unflinchingly raw and ultimately quite moving, this memoir was surprisingly hilarious and...

  • Connie G

    I would never have guessed that a memoir about going blind from a degenerative retinal disease could be so full of humor. At the age of 19, Nicole Kear found out she had retinitis pigmentosa, an eye d...

  • Erin

    ARC for review. Blindness. A fascinating topic. However until I read the incredible [book: Blindness} by Jose Saramago (which was more dystopian versus blindness-centered) my experiences with blindnes...

  • Denise

    Now I See You: A Memoir is the story of a young woman who is diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that causes her to slowly go blind. I loved this book. I almost didn't star...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random LifeI received an advance reader edition of this book from St. Martin's Press and Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.4 Stars I do...

  • Jen

    First, the positive.Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the eARC of this book for me to read and review.Now for the negative.I don't do self-depracating humor. This book is full of it. It m...

  • John

    Most folks have deal-breakers for reading matter: gratuitous violence, F-bombs, and the like. One of mine is a memoir where the couple, or in this case protagonist, gets all TMI about a need to have k...

  • Kimberly McCreight

    Hilarious and profoundly heartwarming, Now I See You is about living under the weight of a life-altering secret and finding the courage to brave your own truth. You’ll be drawn in instantly by Nicol...