Heather Sellers, "You Dont Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face-Blindness, and Forgiveness [Audio]"
Bla----oneAudio | 2010 | ISBN: 1441765301 | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 35 mins | 289.88 Mb
As a child, Sellers moved between households; her alcoholic father drank all night, slept all day, and wore womens clothing on evenings out. Her schizophrenic mother provided no respite; windows were nailed shut in her house, light bulbs were bare, sponge baths were taken in the garage. Sellers remembers watching kids play and "wondering which ones had mothers who would adopt an extra girl." But its her realization that she suffers from prosopagnosia (face blindness) that ultimately propels her to seek professional help.
At her core, she learns, she is a product of her condition; shed never married, had no children, constantly sought new houses, jobs, cities, people. She was "only comfortable in ambivalence." To recover she must utterly change her life. In one excruciating incident, Sellers listens to a companion complain about a co-worker seated, unbeknownst to her coworker, nearby; though Sellers can see him, she cant recognize him, ultimately ruining another friendship. But with the help of a therapist, Sellers begins telling people about her condition. Sellers handles the jagged transitions between past and present deftly, explaining her life as a story of "how we love each other in spite of immense limitations."