Almost Like a Song

Ronnie Milsap, Author, Tom Carter, With McGraw-Hill Companies $19.95 (259p) ISBN 978-0-07-042374-9
Born blind, Milsap was abandoned by his mother, who considered his birth a punishment from God, and raised by loving grandparents in rural North Carolina. With their care and his own strong will, he made the most of his schooling and musical talents, growing up to become a leading country-music performer. Here he tells of his childhood, marriage and career; most affecting are his accounts of being blind in a world of people with sight. Unable as a boy to convince neighbors that he could read Braille, he even today encounters people who respond as though the blind are inferior to the sighted. word choice? how does this differ from ``responding as though the blind are inferior...''?eed/see His autobiography is sentimental, but nonetheless inspiring. Photos not seen by PW. (June)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1990
Release date: 05/01/1990
Genre: Nonfiction
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