Cockeyed: A Memoir

by Ryan Knighton | Health, Mind & Body |
ISBN: 9781843545620 Global Overview for this book
Registered by footymadgill of Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom on 2/6/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by footymadgill from Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, February 6, 2010

On his eighteenth birthday, Ryan Knighton was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a congenital disease that would eventually leave him blind. In this penetrating, nervy memoir, Knighton tells his story of going blind and growing up, while incidentally revealing the sighted world in all its peculiarity. Knighton learns to drive while unseeing, navigates the punk rock scene (where banging into things is acceptable), and enters into his first significant relationship-with a deaf woman, naturally. While stumbling literally and emotionally into darkness, into love, and into adulthood, he enters into a truce, if not acceptance, of his identity as a blind man. Cockeyed is not a conventional confessional. Ricocheting between meditation and black comedy, Knighton is irreverent in words and impatient with the preciousness weve come to expect from books on disability. Readers will find it hard to put down this wild ride around their everyday world with a wicked smart, blind guide at the wheel.

Released 9 yrs ago (10/15/2012 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom


Sent off as part of HGG....I hope you enjoy the surprise!

Journal Entry 3 by ikkinlala at Enderby, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to reading this!

Journal Entry 4 by ikkinlala at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada on Thursday, January 23, 2014
As part of my resolution to work on Mount TBR this year I finally read this one, and I wish I hadn't waited this long because I definitely enjoyed it. Knighton's a really funny writer.

Due to my current unemployment, I'll most likely be wild releasing this.

Journal Entry 5 by ikkinlala at Little Library in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada on Saturday, October 16, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (10/16/2021 UTC) at Little Library in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada


I'm planning to leave this in one of the Little Free Libraries on my walk tonight. I thought about rereading it first, but as I'm gearing up for a move I think I will let this copy go and find it at the library. I hope the next reader enjoys it as much as I did!

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