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Short Synopsis
The inspiring memoir of a young woman who is slowly losing her sight and hearing yet continues to live each day with grace and purpose.

Full Synopsis
Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Not Fade Away is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles we all face—physical, psychological, and philosophical. Rebecca’s story is an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest.

In Not Fade Away, Rebecca charts her journey from a teenager who tried to hide her disabilities to a woman who is able to face the world exactly as she is. Even though Rebecca inhabits a gradually darkening world, she refuses to let that stop her from living life with joy and enthusiasm.

"Rebecca Alexander's indomitable spirit spills out on to the pages of this incredible memoir. She will lift you up . . . the way she did for me." ---Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of the Today show

"Bereft of self-pity, funny, and bursting with honesty, Not Fade Away will get its hooks in you." ---Susannah Cahalan, author of Brain on Fire

"By changing her tone to complement each emotional moment, Gilbert imbues this inspirational story with the same drive its author demonstrates as she rises to every challenge and cherishes every day as a gift in which she can use her story to help others." ---AudioFile

Not Fade Away

A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found

Author Rebecca Alexander, Sascha Alper

Narrated by Tavia Gilbert

Publication date Sep 11, 2014

Running time 8 hrs

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