'Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. At his school, the other blind boys were destined to spend their lives making baskets in a sheltered workshop, but Ron's mother had other ideas for her son. She insisted on treating him as normally as possible and sending him to a regular school. In this endearing memoir, Ron recounts his own social awkwardness and physical mishaps, and shares his early fears that he might never manage to have a proper career, find love or become a parent. He has achieved all this and more, becoming a professor of law at a prestigious university and chairing a committee at the United Nations. Ron's glass is always half-full. He has taken advantage of every new assistive technology and is in awe of what is now available to allow him and other blind people to realise their potential. His is a life richly lived, by a man who remains open to all people from all walks of life.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
Writing Disability in Australia
|Type of disability||Blindness.|
|Type of character||Primary (autobiographical).|
|Point of view||First person.|