book review: You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know

by Heather Sellers

WOW! Ok, this book will blow your mind. Mrs. Sellers is face blind. That means that she cannot recognize people by their face. No, it’s not that she has problems remembering names. That is not the problem. In fact she is good at remembering names. She can’t remember faces. This is a problem only 100 people have. She is one of them. Her mom is schizophrenic and she has some other issues too, but, the lead as the say, is that she is face blind.

We have all met people like this I bet. I have a woman I see ALL of the time in my office. I say hi to her when I see her. I wave. Nothing. She does not react. She scurries away. Well, maybe she just does not who I am? (There are also people who are voice blind apparently...who knew?)

I loved the part when her shrink told her to stop telling herself the same story! That’s right readers, other people hide behind their stories too.

My friend Erin just posted on her website, when a co-worker told her to get over the fact that she did not want to work on the project she had been given with an asshole boss (my words, not hers), that a lot of people seem to be scared to change their situation. I think this is true. We are brain washed into thinking we can’t change our lives. Not true.

So back to the book review: Mrs. Sellers changes her situation. She takes control. She stops running from her problems, and we are there with her right along the way.

My only criticism is that I want to know more. I want to know how she is today? What happened with her husband? Did her parents read the book? And why doesn’t she mention her brother?

The book comes out in October, but if you want to get it early, I will mail it to you...just drop me a line.

1 comment:

Bungalow Builder said...

I would love to read this! We're going on vacation in a few weeks and it sounds like a gripping book to read by the pool!