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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 a circus school, tears through boyfriends, travels the world, and through all these high 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.

©2014 Nicole C. Kear (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Jackie
  • 11/04/2019

Such a relatable story

I was recommended this book because I suffer from many many of the same things as Nicole.

I loved her stories and how I was able to relate to them in my own way. She made me laugh, she drew me in.

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  • Mike Blough
  • 05/10/2015

I was drawn to it...

I was drawn to this book since my vision has always been a challenge and because my eye doctor recommended it. I kept expecting more, and it never seemed to get to it. This was her memoirs though and her life is continuing from this book so there is more to her story, just not there yet. The only negative that prevents me from truly recommending this book to anyone is the constant vulgarity. I just about stopped listening several times due to the language, but kept hoping there was a good ending to the story in regards to her vision. Nothing in this book to keep reading for, for me.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Ria Brand
  • 12/12/2014

Not bad

What did you like best about Now I See You? What did you like least?

I appreciated how open and honest the author was about her life; however, I didn't like all the swearing because it seemed unnecessary.

What did you like best about this story?

It was an interesting memoir.

What does Nicole C. Kear bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think people can understand the author better when they narrate their own work.

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  • Robin Wardell
  • 30/03/2021

Shaded

Educated does not mean shaded vocabulary is acceptable when expressing oneself with profanity. try again.

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Utente anonimo
  • 09/03/2021

Funny & lighthearted storytelling

A good book to read. Inspirational mesagges from the author in a funny way. It helped to not focus on the sad part of her story. Good read!

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Lisa
  • 28/12/2020

Disappointing

As someone who has also suffered significant vision loss, I was interested in hearing this author’s journey. While some aspects were meaningful- the profound sense of loss, the denial, the hazards of daily life, the decision to have children despite the challenges - the rest of the book was a profanity-laced, whiny, selfish, bore. Her husband must have a ton of patience to put up with her. The way she talked about her mother was not flattering, and maybe she doesn’t really have any respect for her mother, but I didn’t find it amusing. In fact, I don’t recall laughing at any of the “drama” or cutesy commentary. I endured until the chapter about Pompeii, then gave up and started skipping ahead chapters, hoping to find something more interesting. Listened to the very end, then was relieved it was over. I don’t plan to watch the movie. While I agree that having a sense of humor is helpful when dealing with vision loss, this brand of forced drama and immature petulance was lost on me. The years of lying even to the point of endangering her children? Not funny.

  • Generale
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  • Celine Derudder
  • 13/11/2020

Incredible, one of the best audio books I’ve listened to !

Nicole’s story about going blind from the time she is 19 is just incredible. Not a melodramatic story, on the contrary: she is stubborn, adopts risky behaviours, takes risks, and lies through the deterioration of her eyesight. This made her not very likeable at times (sorry Nicole) but funny and relatable. It’s a story like no other I’ve heard and I was riveted !

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Diana Drew
  • 28/10/2020

Good to know how this mother handled her losing her sight.

I appreciated being educated about this women’s sight loss journey. Her denial was empathetically explained - although frustrating.

Didn’t appreciate the language. For me, using “f....”
regularly makes me lose respect for the author.

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  • Kristle
  • 06/10/2020

Thanks

Thank you for your story❤️it was incredible. God bless you and your family. You’re a true warrior princess 👑

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • J. Hoover
  • 27/09/2020

Grating

Just can’t finish it. I don’t find her funny. Respect all that she has accomplished but find the telling obnoxious.

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  • Karen Choo
  • 26/01/2015

Great read.

Admittedly this book holds personal interest as I'm also an RP sufferer but Ms. Kear's narrative had me transfixed.here is one person who totally gets me as she so vividly described all that I went through, it's uncanny. Ms. Kear's narration was spot-on and her rendition of her grandmother's voice had me in stitches.