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Blind: A Memoir ePUB á Blind: A Epub /


    Blind: A Memoir ePUB á Blind: A Epub / suspenseful, as we traverse with him into a new world Amy Tan, author of The Kitchen God s Wife and The Joy Luck Club Blind A Memoir is a stunning read told in an unsentimental, self deprecating voice that will change the way you see blind people will change the way you see yourself Arthur Wooten, author of Birthday Pie A Novel Blind A Memoir is a gripping story, beautifully told, about one man s bout with unimaginable adversity and his inspirational ascent from the depths Jane Ganahl, author of Naked on the Page Blind A Memoir makes an important contribution to queer and disability studies as well as being a rewarding experience for the general reader Susan Krieger, professor, Stanford University, author of Traveling Blind With humor and passion, Belo journeys from darkness to light Jacqueline Berger, author of The Gift That Arrives Broken."/>
  • Paperback
  • 186 pages
  • Blind: A Memoir
  • Belo Miguel Cipriani
  • English
  • 15 December 2018
  • 1604945559

10 thoughts on “Blind: A Memoir

  1. Gina Gina says:

    Belo Miguel Cipriani was robbed of one of our most precious senses, his sight, by people he once knew as friends Beaten senseless, this book follows the 2 years following the brutal attack, and chronicles how he learned to navigate, cook, live independently, and yes, even date, while blind.Cipriana was already, he admits, a bit of the unusual, considering he is a half Jewish, half Brazilian gay man This is a debut author, and he pens this tome with heartfelt agony, and yet it is also filled wi Belo Miguel Cipriani was robbed of one of our most precious senses, his sight, by people he once knew as friends Beaten senseless, this book follows the 2 years following the brutal attack, and chronicles how he learned to navigate, cook, live independently, and yes, even date, while blind.Cipriana was already, he admits, a bit of the unusual, considering he is a half Jewish, half Brazilian gay man This is a debut author, and he pens this tome with heartfelt agony, and yet it is also filled with love and speaks to a person who overcomes much difficulty to say the least to regain his life and make it, admittedly, not the life he dreamed of, but as close to it as possible.I read this book in a short period of time It grabbed me and held on I felt his pain, his utter despondence at the loss of his sight, his anger at the people who took away his vision, his acceptance, and finally, a life he could enjoy.Well don Belo


  2. David Hallman David Hallman says:

    Trauma transforms us Some people are able to create a new life for themselves after a horrendous experience Others are less successful.One of the modalities that seems to help open doors of rebirth is writing about what has happened, how one is responding to it, and the difficult journey to rebuild one s life Belo Miguel Cipriani s Blind A Memoir is a case in point After a most unexpected and vicious assault and subsequent unsuccessful surgeries, Cipriani was left with no sight at all Trauma transforms us Some people are able to create a new life for themselves after a horrendous experience Others are less successful.One of the modalities that seems to help open doors of rebirth is writing about what has happened, how one is responding to it, and the difficult journey to rebuild one s life Belo Miguel Cipriani s Blind A Memoir is a case in point After a most unexpected and vicious assault and subsequent unsuccessful surgeries, Cipriani was left with no sight at all a total in the lingo of the blind community His book documents not only the details of his torturous path to create a new life for himself but also describes with candor and insight his interior struggles along the way.Cipriani s writing style is crisp and melodic Each chapter embodies searing honesty and endearing informality His willingness to recount his story is generous to us as readers and hopefully somewhat cathartic to him as writer By coincidence, I was reading Blind at the same time as Cipriani was reading my memoir August Farewell Though our stories are different, we both have discovered a measure of life in creating a written testimony of the valley through which we have walked


  3. Carol Carol says:

    Blind by Belo Miguel Cipriani is an amazing memoir of a young gay man He was a victim of incredible cruelty by people who he thought were lifelong friends Severe pain was not enough for his tormented, they took his sight away Born to a Brazilian father and Italian mother, he worked in the financial district of San Francisco He spent his money on expensive clothes and techno toys He had twelve years of Capoeira training I had never heard of the Brazilian form of marital arts before Just Blind by Belo Miguel Cipriani is an amazing memoir of a young gay man He was a victim of incredible cruelty by people who he thought were lifelong friends Severe pain was not enough for his tormented, they took his sight away Born to a Brazilian father and Italian mother, he worked in the financial district of San Francisco He spent his money on expensive clothes and techno toys He had twelve years of Capoeira training I had never heard of the Brazilian form of marital arts before Just in case you are not familiar with it either, I am including this link s life changed suddenly the day he was beaten, robbed He had several operations but he was left with permanent total blindness The rest of his memoir is his struggle to accept his blindness and learn to navigate through the non seeing world I learned so much from this book, not just about how people see the blind and react to them but also about the special gadgets that help daily life Most important is facing up to what you have and dealing with it If you have a day off, try getting through just two hours blindfolded Try it I think you will find it very challenging.This book is written in crisp language and wit This book is not just for people who have a visual disability.I highly recommend this book to everyone This book is a real winner


  4. Gregory Allen Gregory Allen says:

    It has been said that everyone has a story to tell, but what a powerful one Belo Cipriani had with his memoir Blind I finished this book in two nights and I relived the past few years of his life when he was brutally beaten blind by people he knew His moving story is told with candor and humor and though I can only assume I would have completely given up on everything and have been full of self pity this amazing man shares a journey of strength and endurance like I cannot imagine Fascinat It has been said that everyone has a story to tell, but what a powerful one Belo Cipriani had with his memoir Blind I finished this book in two nights and I relived the past few years of his life when he was brutally beaten blind by people he knew His moving story is told with candor and humor and though I can only assume I would have completely given up on everything and have been full of self pity this amazing man shares a journey of strength and endurance like I cannot imagine Fascinating how losing something can make someone so enlightened in all that they do I highly recommend this book about a period in this incredible person s life that has shaped who he will forever be as a person and as a writer


  5. Megan Bondehagen Megan Bondehagen says:

    Amazing I have already passed this on to my aunt to read She retired as a teacher at our State School for the Visually Handicapped This really made me think again about my preconceived notions I had about blind people At first, I didn t care for the way each chapter was a different essay, and they somewhat jumped around in time However, as I continued to read, I think that doing it this way brought a better understanding to the essays to have them in the order that they are This isn t wri Amazing I have already passed this on to my aunt to read She retired as a teacher at our State School for the Visually Handicapped This really made me think again about my preconceived notions I had about blind people At first, I didn t care for the way each chapter was a different essay, and they somewhat jumped around in time However, as I continued to read, I think that doing it this way brought a better understanding to the essays to have them in the order that they are This isn t written like a normal story, with a beginning, middle, and end It also doesn t tie it all up in a nice bow at the end and I don t think it should This is one of the most outstanding books I ve read in a long time, and I will be recommending it to others


  6. David David says:

    A raw, honest, and ultimately uplifting account of a person s courageous journey through darkness to light A real hero s journey.


  7. Jenna Jenna says:

    An amazing story of transformation and adapting oneself to a new world After surviving a hate crime beating, realizing your sight is disappearing and there is nothing you can do about it The anger and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness were very high To be able to turn that around and truly thrive is a huge accomplishment What a great guy People are lucky to have him in their lives and I m lucky to have read his story I learned a lot about what I take for granted as a sighted person An amazing story of transformation and adapting oneself to a new world After surviving a hate crime beating, realizing your sight is disappearing and there is nothing you can do about it The anger and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness were very high To be able to turn that around and truly thrive is a huge accomplishment What a great guy People are lucky to have him in their lives and I m lucky to have read his story I learned a lot about what I take for granted as a sighted person


  8. Megan Megan says:

    Blind A Memoir, follows Belo Cipriani s journey from a young, gay man full of all the joy and promise that seems to glow off all people in their twenties, to tragically becoming blind after a vicious attack Belo presents his memoir beginning with a series of vignettes of his teenage years filling us in on how he found some other young gay teenagers who accepted him and understood where he was coming from All, until he decided he wanted to go to college and move to San Francisco Years later h Blind A Memoir, follows Belo Cipriani s journey from a young, gay man full of all the joy and promise that seems to glow off all people in their twenties, to tragically becoming blind after a vicious attack Belo presents his memoir beginning with a series of vignettes of his teenage years filling us in on how he found some other young gay teenagers who accepted him and understood where he was coming from All, until he decided he wanted to go to college and move to San Francisco Years later he runs into these friends, men who should have been his strongest support system, but instead viciously assaulted Belo so badly he became permanently blind after a series of surgeries that tried to save his vision This section was hard to read because of the rage it can produce in the reader Not only did I feel bad for Belo, but shared his utter rage and disbelief of his situation It amazes me how cruel human beings can be to each other Belo tells of his struggles, depression and obstacles that he faced, butimportantly tells of his triumphs and his new life Belo s story is amazing, thoughtful and inspiring I loved following his journey, understanding his anger towards his attackers and admiring his strength to move on I loved one chapter that was about one of his first outings, the morning bus commute, with his guide dog, how everyone was talking about her, admiring her and telling Belo they were glad he got a dog Only to find later when he arrived at the office that she had a pair of his boxers in her mouth Belo s story is a testament to the cruelty of some, but the true strength of a person His attackers never saw jail time and only had to pay a minuscule sum in a civil suit trial, but Belo has moved on and I hope that he will continue writing


  9. Jane Jane says:

    Ugh Just wrote most of the review only to have my cat lean on the keyboard and erase the entire thing I don t even know how he does it Now, with the keyboard on my lap, I grudgingly begin againThis was a fine book to listen to while getting things done around the house I m always up for an inspirational story of someone who overcomes adversity and this book certainly fit that category Belo, a Latin, gay, young man loses his vision as a result of a horrific beating from people he once cons Ugh Just wrote most of the review only to have my cat lean on the keyboard and erase the entire thing I don t even know how he does it Now, with the keyboard on my lap, I grudgingly begin againThis was a fine book to listen to while getting things done around the house I m always up for an inspirational story of someone who overcomes adversity and this book certainly fit that category Belo, a Latin, gay, young man loses his vision as a result of a horrific beating from people he once considered to be his friends Belo does not dwell too much on the incident that cost him his sight, but instead focuses on the challenges he faces in starting his life again without sight I found all of this to be quite interesting getting a guide dog, taking classes, dating He also goes back in time periodically and describes moments of his life before he lost his sight These moments usually describe a memory of his past attitudes towards blindness or any other disability While I thought this was an interesting addition, I sometimes felt confused as to the timeline Perhaps this was only because it was an audio book and I had trouble keeping my attention focused Anyway, overall it was worth a listen if you appreciate this kind of story


  10. Alan T. Orr Alan T. Orr says:

    Belo Cipriani s account of the violence that led to his blindness, and of the strength and friendship that ultimately led to his recovery, is an inspiration to anyone facing unexpected adversity While a lesser talent could have resorted to overwrought prose, Cipriani writes in a crisp, straightforward style that engages the reader and draws us into his world The episodic structure and anecdotal tone present snapshots in time that are sometimes painful, sometimes bittersweet, and sometimes, une Belo Cipriani s account of the violence that led to his blindness, and of the strength and friendship that ultimately led to his recovery, is an inspiration to anyone facing unexpected adversity While a lesser talent could have resorted to overwrought prose, Cipriani writes in a crisp, straightforward style that engages the reader and draws us into his world The episodic structure and anecdotal tone present snapshots in time that are sometimes painful, sometimes bittersweet, and sometimes, unexpectedly, laugh out loud funny In the process of describing his journey of recovery, Cipriani presents the everyday experiences of life, like bus rides and nights out, from a perspective that most of us have simply never had to consider That alone makes this book a must read.Ultimately, Cipriani s story is about the victory of hope and optimism over hatred and despair, and about the power of the human spirit


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Blind: A Memoir❮Download❯ ➼ Blind: A Memoir Author Belo Miguel Cipriani – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Imagine if the most severe physical pain and sorrow in your life were inflicted by the people you trusted most In the spring of , Belo Cipriani was beaten and robbed of his sight at the hands of his c Imagine if the most severe physical pain and sorrow in your life were inflicted by the people you trusted most In the spring of , Belo Cipriani was beaten and robbed of his sight at the hands of his childhood Blind: A Epub / friends Blind A Memoir chronicles the two years immediately following the assault At the age of twenty six, Belo found himself learning to walk, cook, and date in the dark Armed with visual memory and his newly developed senses, Belo shows readers what the blind see He narrates the recondite world of the blind, where microwaves, watches, and computers talk, and where guide dogs guard as well as leadPraise for Blind Belo Cipriani s account of profound loss is both riveting and suspenseful, as we traverse with him into a new world Amy Tan, author of The Kitchen God s Wife and The Joy Luck Club Blind A Memoir is a stunning read told in an unsentimental, self deprecating voice that will change the way you see blind people will change the way you see yourself Arthur Wooten, author of Birthday Pie A Novel Blind A Memoir is a gripping story, beautifully told, about one man s bout with unimaginable adversity and his inspirational ascent from the depths Jane Ganahl, author of Naked on the Page Blind A Memoir makes an important contribution to queer and disability studies as well as being a rewarding experience for the general reader Susan Krieger, professor, Stanford University, author of Traveling Blind With humor and passion, Belo journeys from darkness to light Jacqueline Berger, author of The Gift That Arrives Broken.


About the Author: Belo Miguel Cipriani

Belo Miguel Cipriani is a columnist with the Bay Area Reporter In , his column on disability issues was recognized by the National Center on Disability and Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State UniversityHe is Blind: A Epub / the author of Blind A Memoir , which received an Honorable Mention for Best Nonfiction Book by the Rainbow Awards, and an Honorable Mention for Best Culture Book by the Eric Hoffer AwardsHe has received fellowships from Lambda Literary and Yaddo, and was the first blind writer to attend the Bread Loaf Writers Conference Cipriani has guest lectured at Yale University, University of San Francisco, and University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, and was the Writer in Residence at Holy Names University from to His writing has appeared in several publications, including the Seattle Post Intelligencer, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, Business Insider, and HuffPost He was a contributor to the Ed Baxter Morning Show on iHeart Radio, and was also a frequent commentator on San Francisco s KGO Radio, as well as on several NPR showsCipriani has received numerous awards for his disability advocacy work, including being named Best Disability Advocate by SF Weekly , an Agent of Change by HuffPost , and an ABC Star by KGO TV He was also honored as the first blind Grand Marshal at San Francisco s th Annual Gay Pride ParadeHe lives in St Louis Park, MN with his partner, James, and his guide dog, Oslo.