NOW I SEE YOU in the press!
People Magazine calls Now I See You a "showstopper," featuring it as a "Best New Book"!
The New York Times reviews Now I See You, along with the memoir Not Fade Away!
Listen to my keynote speech, Life in Technicolor, as featured on MPR news.
Lauren Conrad includes Now I See You on her Fall Reading List!
Listen to me talk about the book on MPR News.
Now I See You audiobook wins an Earphone Award, from AudioFile magazine!
Honored to be Spirit magazine's cover model this month, and to share this essay I contributed to the magazineL As The Lights Go Down.
Read this profile on me and the book at FoxNews.com!
Watch me talk about circus school and secrets in this interview with Huff Post Live!
Check out this fantastic feature on Now I See You in the New York Daily News!
Thrilled that Amazon has chosen Now I See You as a Best Book of the Month!
“We’re here to tell you that Kear’s memoir, about finding out that she’s slowly going blind and what that means for the rest of her life, is one of 2014’s best books and one that will have you alternating between laughing and crying from page to page.”
Read my essay on blind-proofing my home, in the New York Times Home and Garden section.
You can read an excerpt from the "Miracle" chapter of Now I See You in FIt Pregnancy this month!
Check out this really fun interview with me in Brooklyn Magazine!
Thanks so much to American Way for this glowing review, on-board American Airlines flights now!
"Nicole C. Kear's hilarious and poignant tale of her ever-dimming world sparkles with a winning wit and wisdom gained as much from seizing the day as from falling down."
Fitness, Redbook and Glamour magazine chose Now I See You as a Must-Read!
“Kear is earthy and daringly frank in this never-boring, unusually illuminating account of living with diminishing sight as she, ultimately, takes a refreshingly glass-half-full approach to life. Funny and poignant.”
“[Nicole’s] story is spunky and full of a zest for life that will open the eyes of readers to the little joys of the world. A tender memoir about love, life and going blind.”
Here's what other authors are saying about Now I See You:
"Nicole Kear has a story we are wise to absorb. Now I See You will have you rethinking every detail of your day. And she can write. She can really write."
-- Kelly Corrigan, New York Times bestselling author of Glitter and Glue
“Hilarious and profoundly heartwarming, Now I See You is about living under the weight of a life-altering secret and finding the courage to brave your own truth. You’ll be drawn in instantly by Nicole C. Kear’s witty worldview and compelling voice, but it’s her indefatigable spirit that truly keeps the pages flipping. Ms. Kear’s triumphs will inspire you. And Now I See You will change the way you see the world.”
-- Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia.
"Even if you've never gone to circus school, or driven night-blind through the streets of LA, even if you've never wept over knowing that someday you won't be able to see your baby's face, you will love every second spent inside Nicole C. Kear's mind. Now I See You will make you laugh until you cry, bring down your tears until the page swims, and require you to plough through the laughter and tears to find out what happens next, all because you'll want to be as courageous, irreverent and in love with life as she is."
-- Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet
"It's too easy to praise a memoir about disability for its courage. Nicole Kear is much more than brave - she's sassy, stylish, defiant and funny. NOW I SEE YOU has the perfect amount of tenderness and brass."
--Domenica Ruta, New York Times bestselling author of With or Without You
“Now I See You is a soulful, sexy story about vision, adventure, and coming home. Nicole Kear saddled up her youth and traveled the globe, devouring beauty and experience. Here she takes stock of herself, blindness, and the world honestly, painfully and often hilariously. In her lush, 3-D depiction of family, Kear shows us what matters most: opening our minds to the many possibilities for perspective and love.”
-- Rachel DeWoskin, author of Foreign Babes in Beijing
"Poignant, heartfelt and laugh out loud funny, Nicole C. Kear's vivacious memoir about coping with the onset of blindness while choosing to become a mother is compulsively readable. A cross between Chelsea Handler and Anne Lamott, this is a voice you will fall in love with."
--Emily Raboteau, author of Searching for Zion
"You wouldn't think a story about going blind would be much fun to read, but luckily for us, this one is. "Now I See You" is moving, beautifully crafted, and unexpectedly hilarious. I didn't want this book to end."
--- Alice Bradley, author of Let's Panic About Babies and founder of finslippy.com
“The only thing truly dark about Nicole C. Kear’s debut memoir, Now I See You, is her sense of humor. Light and hope shine through each page—along with the desire to have a cocktail or two with the author—as she copes with her condition. Whether she’s saying goodbye to high heels, dimly lit bars and one big secret or hello to a loving family and certainly a writing career, you will cheer for her every slightly precarious step of the way.”
-- Jenny Bowman, Glamour magazine
"Just because a disability is involved, don’t go thinking somebody’s human spirit is about to triumph all over the place. This memoir has so much more. Now I See You is dark and surprising, wicked and hilarious. Like blindness itself."
-- Ryan Knighton, author of Cockeyed
“In simple scientific terms, it’s rare for a woman to get RP. Lucky for us, Nicole C. Kear is a rare kind of writer—sharp, funny, emotional, and with an eye that remains poetically observant enough to cut through the fog of the disease. NOW I SEE YOU is a book that will touch, even educate and help, an awful lot of people. I mean, how do you beat a memoir that opens by the Gowanus Canal?”
—Jim Knipfel, author of Slackjaw and These Children Who Come at You With Knives