"Every new parent behaves like they're the first human to have given birth, and you don't always want to be seated beside them at a dinner party. What makes Knighton special is that, being blind, he's exquisitely attuned to every detail of the experience, every moment of joy and embarrassment, in a way that can make the merely sighted feel, frankly, unperceptive. His book made me want to have another kid, just to see what I missed the first time round." ~Daniel Richler, author of Kicking Tomorrow
“Those of us in the sighted world may have walked past a blind person and asked, "How, exactly, do they do it?" Knighton, a creative-writing teacher whose talent shines on every page of this feisty, bittersweet memoir, both answers that question and shrugs it off as he describes his 15-year descent into darkness… it's his penchant for disdaining pity and shame that makes this such a compelling, sturdy read. Grade A” ~Entertainment Weekly
"George Bowering and Ryan Knighton get it right: every car is a story; every car ride is a long poem." ~Sharon Thesen
"...meditative and immediate ... hewn deftly out of pop culture ... imploded epic and a localism played closer than white on rice." ~Wayde Compton, author of 49th Parallel Psalm
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