Blind Man Running: A Product of the Ozark Mountains-The Story of a Blind Man’s Quest for the Joy of Life


SKU: 9781425922559
Author: McIntire, Michael
Publication Date: 04/13/2006
Publisher: Authorhouse
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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For many years, people have made the assertion that I should write a book containing a perspective of my life as a blind person. In retrospect, I realize that I was hesitant because, although I knew that a book on this subject would be informative; I questioned its value as entertainment. I soon found that my reservations were unwarranted. As I began to write, I sent installments of the book to people across the country, old friends as well as new acquaintances. I was pleasantly surprised by the preliminary reviews. For example, Maxine West, of St. Louis, Missouri, was cooking dinner for her son when she began reading the book. She ordered pizza. I couldn’t understand this, so I re-examined the book. I know from experience that people are fascinated with blindness. It scares the hell out of them. They are amazed by my close calls with death or serious injury. They make comments such as, “I can’t believe you’re still alive.” And they thought the book was funny. A lady told me of reading the book while at work, and was concerned that her co-workers would hear the laughter. It has never been my intention to be provocative, but I know that, in today’s world, this book would be considered politically incorrect. Please don’t tell the moral police, but I tell it like it is in my own words. I hope this book is informative, humorous, and emotionally stimulating, but most importantly, it is my sincere hope that, after reading this book, you will be left with a greater understanding of the life of this blind man. Visit the author at http: //