Roberta Writes – Book review: Stand Up or Sit Out: Memories and Musings of a Blind Wrestler, Runner and All-around Regular Guy by Anthony R Candela #memoir #bookreview

Roberta Writes – Book review: Stand Up or Sit Out: Memories and Musings of a Blind Wrestler, Runner and All-around Regular Guy by Anthony R Candela #memoir #bookreview

Hello again, this just in from Robbie Cheadle.

 

Roberta Writes – Book review: Stand Up or Sit Out: Memories and Musings of a Blind Wrestler, Runner and All-around Regular Guy by Anthony R Candela #memoir #bookreview

robertawrites235681907UncategorizedApril 9, 20243 Minutes

Picture caption: Book cover of Stand UP or Sit Out: Memories and Musings of a Blind Wrestler, Runner and All-around Regular Guy by Anthony R Candela, featuring a pair of glasses

What Amazon says

In this memoir, Anthony Candela, a self-described “all-around regular guy,” traverses a lifetime of challenges. Some of these are accidents of birth, like his poor eyesight and slow trek to blindness, and some are of his own making, like choosing to compete as a scholar-athlete. Infused with lots of New Yorkana, a touch of California, and a few related historical references, this memoir conveys that in any environment, life does not always follow a prescribed course.

Moreover, as humans, all of us are imperfect. This includes people with disabilities who are often thought of as transcendent beings, but who should also be regarded as “all-around regular guys.” Just like the rest of the human race, they often strive imperfectly to get through life.

In his descriptions, the author hopes that readers will understand a little more about the nuts and bolts of running and wrestling, not to mention skiing and scuba diving. The ups and downs of coping with life and progressive loss of eyesight and, by extraction, disability in general will be clearer. Readers will come away with a fuller appreciation of the ways people deal with challenges. In the end, we all have a choice whether to stand up or sit out.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Robbie Cheadle Reply
    April 9, 2024

    Thanks for sharing, Patty. A very interesting read.

    1. Hi, Robbie. I’m grateful to you for reading and reviewing Tony’s work here. It’s so helpful when authors review one another’s work.

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