Anna Tylor has written a series of very funny stories, that spotlight everyday experiences to reveal the absurdities of what lurks just below the surface. With a sideways humour, she describes what its like to live life, to the max, and to do it with not a lot of sight. That's eye sight.
The humour, the drama and a bit of wincing discomfort, comes not through her visual limitations, but, ironically, through her powers of observation of the world, and the people, around her.
"The Blind Truth" takes in everything that has it's funny moments from dating to Motherhood, from being a frequent flyer to how public loos are designed. It's all done from her unique perspective, and done in such a way that when you have stopped laughing and thought about it, you too might see it differently.
The stories are beautifully illustrated by her friend Siobhain Santry
who delivers even more joy to a good read. Huge thanks to Huw at textBOX
for wonderful image descriptions so that visually impaired people can also enjoy the energy of these marvellous illustrations.
Reader comments on The Blind Truth:
"Love it and can totally picture you two through your escapades and chuckled out loud on numerous occasions! Actually, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry."
"You have a real talent, Anna, for engaging others in the daily challenges you and many others face. So amusing and charming, but with an important underlying message. I am appalled to read about the spelling tests and ruler!!"
"Love the way you write and look at life. Keep it up."
"I love your life outlook and how you face adversity with that happy resilience which outsiders may assume as confidence. Always brings a smile to my face and makes me rethink how I could do better to stand in the sun rather than cry in the bunker!"
"Really helps me understand the obstacles you face, but delivered in such a witty charming way."