The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

The deaf and the blind find it very difficult to acquire the amenities of conversation. How much more this difficulty must be augmented in the case of those who are both deaf and blind! They cannot distinguish the tone of the voice or, without assistance, go up and down the gamut of tones that give significance to words; nor can they watch the expression of the speaker’s face, and a look is often the very soul of what one says.


Helen’s story is one of those that stay with you long after you have read the last page and closed the BOOK. Now, talking about this literary classic needs a lot of effort and proper words that do justice to her remarkable story. I am truly grateful for having finally read this BOOK and owning it. It is one such story that is unique, artistic and beautiful and shines like diamonds and sparkles like gold. Helen Keller-this woman’s name exuberates kindness, inspiration and boldness. Inspite of her world being devoid of sound and sight, her world was indeed filled with incredible things that a normal person fails to see. Her writing is so touching that we all will surely appreciate the fact that we have a good pair of working eyes and ears.

        Helen’s marvellous tale is truly one solid journey – from losing her eye sight and hearing at the age of two, meeting her teacher Anne Sullivan, learning the ‘magic’ word ‘Water’, to her getting her degree and till her death – her journey had been thoroughly eventful. Reading this book is a met for everyone. It exemplifies the beauty of nature, devotion, dedication, hard work and the hurdles she overcame.

             No matter what, she has shown in this book that every person can overcome limitations. She doesn’t complain about her disabilities but  takes them as windows of opportunities.

           I, for one, am truly glad as to reading this book, reminiscing it and sharing my review with you guys. This book was unforgettable, memorable, inspirational and POWERFUL.


3 thoughts on “The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

  1. Damn. She makes me feel ashamed of complaining of my toothache all day to everyone who’s willing to listen to me. I haven’t read this, for some reason I though it’d leave me teary and sentimental. But your review seems to suggest otherwise.


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