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Genre: Non-Fiction Memoir | Pub: 8.1.2019
Purchase link: Amazon
Arielle’s Review Notes
Book Format & Source: Audiobook via Audible
Quick Take: It’s Not What It Looks Like is a great short personal memoir narrated by the author [my favorite!!]. This is one of the first books I’ve seen that is only available in audiobook and I think it’s so cool! The author is blind and personally reads books through audio, so it’s so incredibly appropriate that this is only on audio. This was a great listen and I highly recommend it. Great insight from her personal experience with wonderful reminders of the importance of treating others with respect and kindness.
This was a short, quick listen and I really enjoyed this. Great reminder on the importance of being mindful of how you interact with people. I liked what she said about how inappropriate it is to congratulate a disabled person for going to a coffee shop and doing something normal, like they accomplished some major feat. It’s okay to offer someone that looks like they’re struggling but it’s not okay to talk down to someone and have such a focus on their disability. They’re a person with feelings and you can’t just assume you know what they’re going through.
I love that she loves celebrity memoirs narrated by the author because that’s my favorite audiobook genre!
The only downside to this being audio only is that I didn’t make note of her ten favorite audiobooks that she mentions at the end of the book but she mentioned a few that sounded good.
Themes & Topics: Hope. Living with a disability. Bullying. Affirmations. Vision boards. Treating people with respect.
My Review Rating: 5 / 5
Recommendation: Recommend to those that enjoy personal memoirs, especially those narrated by the author.
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