You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, by Heather Sellers

By Heather Sellers

An strange and uncommonly relocating relatives memoir, with a twist that provide new intending to hindsight, perception, and forgiveness.

Heather is face-blind-that is, she has prosopagnosia, a unprecedented neurological situation that forestalls her from reliably spotting people's faces. growing to be up, blind to the cause of her perpetual confusion and anxiousness, she took what cues she might from speech, coiffure, and gait. yet she occasionally kissed a stranger, considering he was once her boyfriend, or did not realize even her personal mom and dad. She feared she needs to be loopy.

but it used to be her mom who nailed home windows close and lined them with blankets, made her daughter stroll on her knees to spare the carpeting, had her perform mystery phrases to take advantage of within the most likely occasion of abduction. Her father went on weeklong "fishing journeys" (aka benders), took in drifters, wore panty hose and bras lower than his typical outfits. Heather clung to a slightly coherent tale of a "normal" youth so that it will live on the single she had.

That fairy story unraveled twenty years later while Heather took the fellow she might marry domestic to satisfy her mom and dad and commenced to find the reality approximately her relatives and approximately herself. As she got here ultimately to belief her personal perceptions, she discovered the present of standpoint: that embracing the previous because it is permits us to permit it cross. and he or she illuminated a deeper truth-that even within the such a lot mistaken conditions, love can be noticeable and felt.

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