Full of rollicking adventures and humorous incidents. Lots of fun examples showing the advantages of poor eyesight. That's how Ken Brandt's book has been described. It's an upbeat exploration of how the author manages life with poor vision. From sharing his adventures to a what he believes are advantages to having poor eyesight.
With a snappy quote at the start of each chapter plus a corny joke at the end of each chapter, it is a wide open story book in the life of someone with low vision.
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Ken Brandt has led a fun and adventurous life and had a successful business career. He has always had poor vision and slightly crossed eyes, had six eye operations (including a detached retina and cataract operation in each eye), and spent parts of his life legally blind.
Prior to retiring and writing Positive Vision: Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight, Ken held senior management and consulting positions in information technology and information security with many firms throughout the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Ken is an entertaining speaker and an amateur New Orleans style jazz trumpeter. He and his wife Judy have been married for over twenty years, lived most of their lives in New York City, and now live in Melbourne, Australia.
What author and Vision Australia member Ken Brandt lacks in vision, he makes up for in zeal, resourcefulness and creativity. This book is a fascinating adventure biography about thriving with low vision, for all to enjoy. Whether it be exploring claustrophobic caverns in the Montana ranges or a hot pursuit in the streets of 1980's New York, you're sure to find Ken's escapades captivating and humorous.Throughout his life, Ken has endeavored to transform all the challenges he has faced into positive life experiences. Humbling stories of triumph over every-day adversity fill every chapter. Jokes, tips and thought-provoking insights abound. Ken not only finds innovative ways to solve his problems, but proves vision impairment can be a great strength which allows people to approach the world in enterprising ways.
Through vivid storytelling and wholesome reflective pieces, Ken delves into many topics; from sport and public speaking to relationships and racial harmony, the book explores the benefits of poor eyesight in diverse situations. With the enhancement of his other four senses, Ken also demonstrates how barriers can be broken and new abilities discovered, all lying on the other side of perseverance.