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You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know - Heather Sellers You Don’t Look Like Anybody I Know is a hard-hitting book. The sheer writing ability swept me off my feet and slipped in between my life and me for the time I was reading it. In addition to seamless writing and an engaging personality, the book has a fascinating story with plenty to think about. I guess I missed the author’s appearance on TV and the ensuing stories, because I had never heard of face-blindness. Apparently, recognizing a face is one separate function of the brain, quite independent of any recognizing any other features or characteristics and having nothing to do with remembering names. People with face-blindness have a failure of that one part of the brain, oddly enough, and this is different from what I experience when I don’t pay enough attention to remember what someone looks like or what their name is. The author, after she understands that she cannot recognize human faces and why she can’t, comes to some conclusions that are useful even in less extreme circumstances than hers. Being honest about those times when one doesn’t remember who someone else is, recognize them, or remember their name, is a good thing to do. Of course, face-blindness is different, and more difficult, I’m sure, than I can understand, but the book certainly reminded me of the feelings of inadequacy coming from one’s own shortcomings-the times when you can’t understand why you are so incompetent at things that are so easy for others. It was easy to relate to the author’s portrayal of hiding unintentional failures and pretending to be something she wasn’t. Her conscious decision to go with honesty was worth keeping in mind