Imagine standing in a room, and not being able to tell who is standing around you. Even your family members and friends must be recognized by the way they walk, clothes they wear, unique mannerisms, and sound of voice. No, the author is not blind. She has a rare neurological disorder called prosopagnosia, or face blindness. All faces basically look alike to her.
What amazed me about Heather’s story was that she was able to get to the age of 40 without anyone knowing about her condition. She tried so hard to live a normal life and pretend she was alright. The road to a diagnosis was a long one, and she still struggles with her condition. At the time of the book’s publication, she was a professor at Hope College in Ottawa County, Michigan. My hat is off to her for refusing to give up in her search for answers, and for being a self-sufficient person.