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The Resource Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found, Rebecca Alexander ; with Sascha Alper

Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found, Rebecca Alexander ; with Sascha Alper

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Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found
Title
Not fade away
Title remainder
a memoir of senses lost and found
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Alexander ; with Sascha Alper
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The inspiring memoir of a young woman who is slowly losing her sight and hearing yet continues to live each day with grace and purpose. Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Not Fade Away is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles we all face-physical, psychological, and philosophical. Like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Rebecca's story is an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest. When Rebecca was twelve, her parents were told that she would be completely blind before she turned thirty. At eighteen, she fell through a window, shattering her body. In college, she found out that due to a rare genetic disorder-Usher Syndrome Type III-she was losing her hearing as well. Since then, she has earned two Master's degrees from Columbia University, ridden a six-hundred-mile bike race, hiked the Inca Trail, and established a thriving career-all while maintaining a vibrant social life. In Not Fade Away, Rebecca charts her journey from a teenager who tried to hide her disabilities, to a woman who is able to face the world exactly as she is. She meditates on what she's lost-the sound of laughter and skies full of stars, which she can now only imagine (though, she quips, "It's not like anyone can see stars in New York anyway")-and what she's found in return: an exquisite sense of intimacy with family and friends who've stuck by her, and a profound appreciation for everything she still has. Even though Rebecca inhabits a gradually darkening world, she refuses to let that stop her from living life with joy and enthusiasm."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Alexander, Rebecca
Dewey number
  • 617.7/35092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RE661.R45
LC item number
A44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Alper, Sascha
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  • Alexander, Rebecca
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Usher's syndrome
  • People with disabilities
Label
Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found, Rebecca Alexander ; with Sascha Alper
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871192469
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781592408313
Lccn
2014008690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found, Rebecca Alexander ; with Sascha Alper
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871192469
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781592408313
Lccn
2014008690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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