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I read this book at a time when l was feeling depressed about limitations associated with aging. It put my cares in perspective. I did feel the last few chapters are. For other books with similar titles, see The Story of My Life (disambiguation). The Story of My Life. The Story of My Life Front Cover. Author, Helen Keller . Language, English. Genre, Classic, Memoir. Published, The Story of My Life, first published in , is Helen Keller's autobiography detailing her early. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller. No cover available. Download.

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Helen Keller's triumph over her blindness and deafness has become one of the most inspiring stories of our time. Here, in a book first published when she. The Story of My Life book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The St. The Story of My Life, first published in , is Helen Keller's autobiography The Story of my life; with her letters and millions of other books are available for.

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The Story of My Life. Description In this classic autobiography, first published in , Miss Keller recounts the first 22 years of her life, including the magical moment at the water pump when, recognizing the connection between the word "water" and the cold liquid flowing over her hand, she realized that objects had names. Subsequent experiences were equally noteworthy: Product details Format Paperback 80 pages Dimensions 6 x x 5.

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The narration is good—simple to follow, read at an appropriate speed and without dramatization. I always had an interest in Helen Keller.

When I was young my parents nicknamed me Helen Keller, because I would go around to everyone's plates and demand food. I wouldn't eat off my plate, but I would gobble off others without remorse. I would still have this habit of munching off people's delectable morsels if I wasn't humiliated in High School. It was just second nature to me that I didn't even notice that I would grab a chip here and there.

Helen Keller was introduced to me when I was very young, and I introduced her to my daughter. They are biographical picture books.

The second was Helen Keller, which my husband and I read almost everyday. They are really cute and in comic book form. Helen Keller was not born deaf and blind, but became very sick at nineteen months.

The Story of My Life

The sickness ran it course, but left a permanent mark. Did she let her disability defeat her? If you watched the movie, or watched the many versions making fun of her disability you know the answer.

But no she did not. Instead she learned to speak and in multiple languages, went to college, and helped many people out. She was a well to do woman, a go-getter, and an inspiration for generations. I think if she had a disability or not she would have done something amazing with her life. She was that kind of person when said she was going to do something she did it.

Life was tough for her, but she zig-zagged to get what she wanted. She is a wonderful woman. It is weird to find that Helen and I have some similarities, besides eating off other people's plates. Maybe, I was Helen Keller in my past life! Just kidding, she would be disappointment in me. She described a story about being at the beach. She was playing in the ocean when unfortunately she was sucked under a wave.

She eventually resurfaced. I too had this happen to me or I thought it did. It is a really fuzzy dream, but very real in my mind. I remember being at the beach on a dark and stormy day. I don't remember who I was with though. I feel like my parents wouldn't take me to the beach at that time, but somehow I was there. There I was in the water, when all of a sudden I too was sucked under a wave.

I remember being jostled around, and doing many flips in the water. I held my breath and closed my eyes. I was afraid. Then somehow I was back on the sand. Once I opened my eyes I noticed that I wasn't far from my group, but still I was pushed down the beach. I remember running back, and that is the end of my memory. I had some very lucky moments if it wasn't a dream. Also, her thoughts about college are very similar to mine. She said "One goes to college to learn, it seems not to think.

Here you having a full course load, which is 15 credit hours, and you are expected to memorize all this information about individuals, concepts, theories,.. During college I felt like everything was rush, rush, rush. I just learned the concept and how to solve the problem. I had other course work to do and I couldn't sit too long on a subject.

I have a science major for goodness sakes! Take Organic Chemistry and feel the misery of all science majors.

After college I have a lot of time on my hand to think of the knowledge that I have gained, and analyze other concepts. Then you are suppose to study 3 hours for every credit hour. All the information you read for one class can conflicted with the other classes' information, which leaves you only with a jumbled bag of information that isn't categorized. College is hard, and not thinking about the subject in depth causes more pain. Helen Keller leaves me inspired. Her thoughts are beautiful.

For someone without sight, she had vision. As an abled body we take advantage of our surroundings. Sadly, most of us are on our phones all day.

Today, I left my phone in the car to get some coffee from Starbucks after a dreaded day of grocery shopping. It felt so good to be detached. I honestly hate being on my phone, but it is also second nature to me now that I don't realize it. I saw everyone looking down at their phone, not looking at the barista, not seeing their world around them. Made me feel sad, especially after finishing the biography part of the book. She imagined a beautiful world. She could see the trees and the grass.

She noticed the world around her. I feel like I should go in my front yard not the backyard. I have dogs and just stare at the world. Memorize the bark off the tree. Look at the lines of the petals and leaves like I use too. Just to be grateful of the world. Lastly, after reading this she makes you want to go do something with your life.

She did all these amazing things, and I think what is really stopping me from doing something I want to do.

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

There will always be challenges, but you can find a way around it if you really want it. Don't let anything stop you from doing something you want to do. That is what I learned from Helen Keller. I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year. I have tons of plans for Let's do this. View 2 comments. This book posits Helen's life as that of a blessing, one where she had moments of hardship, but she still felt guided by an excitement for life and experiencing new things rather than being revolted by them.

This book was so fascinating because it painted a different picture of a historical figure I thought I knew. It also reveals the extent of Helen's absolute genius to be able to learn and communicate as extensively as she did despite her disabilities.

That Helen was so intelligent and driven to learn was really inspiring, and I liked listening to this on audio. View all 17 comments. Jun 09, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: Helen Adams Keller was born June 27, and died June 1, This informative and interesting memoir depicts her life as a healthy child, her critical illness at 18 months that resulted in the loss of her hearing and sight, and the long, hard road ahead that eventually lead to her unbelievable accomplishments and graduation from college in Helen was a remarkable child who learned patience and overcame extreme adversity due to the loving and unrelenting dedication of her Teacher Miss Ann Helen Adams Keller was born June 27, and died June 1, View all 7 comments.

I just wish I had half her eagerness to learn, and even a smidgeon of her abilities, resilience, joie de vivre and determination.

While reading, I was constantly wondering, how can a blind and deaf person exhibit such rich vocabulary and such detailed images of the world around us? Hope nothing's wrong with me for being jealous of her View all 4 comments. Aug 06, Nojoud added it. View 1 comment. Jun 04, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: A lovely, quotable book, similar to the writing of L. Which is also what bothers me about it. When I first read this, years and years ago, I was impressed by all the poetic imagery.

And it is impressive that she was so well versed in the language of sight and sound. But reading the book now? All those bells, and crickets, and clouded, blue skies She wasn't meeting us halfway.

She was meeting us all the way.

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

She touches on the problem, herself: At that time I eagerly A lovely, quotable book, similar to the writing of L. At that time I eagerly absorbed everything I read without a thought of authorship, and even now I cannot be quite sure of the boundary line between my ideas and those I find in books. I suppose that is because so many of my impressions come to me through the medium of others' eyes and ears.

But more than that, she had merged with her caretakers. The "story of [her] life" is essentially the story she'd been told: Helen, the burdensome invalid; Helen, the grateful student; Helen, under the bright, blue sky.

This passage details her family's reaction upon hearing her speak for the first time: My eyes fill with tears now as I think of how my mother pressed me close to her, speechless and trembling with delight, taking in every syllable that I spoke, while little Mildred seized my free hand and kissed it and danced, and my father expressed his pride and affection in a big silence.

The implications are heartbreaking. And, in fact, learning to utter a single phrase required hours on end of grueling repetition. Pleasing her family often seemed to be her only motivation. She could never truly express what she, alone, knew for the simple reason that there was no language for what she knew. She had no culture of her own. And so, ultimately, she had no voice.

But next morning I went to the trough, and lo, he had disappeared! Nobody knew where he had gone, or how he had escaped. My disappointment was bitter at the time; but little by little I came to realize it was not kind or wise to force the poor dumb creature out of his element, and after a while I felt happy at the thought that maybe he had returned to the sea.

View all 8 comments. Feb 21, Vicki rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved reading this book. I read it as a school girl and was awe struck. I lived in Alabama myself so I knew of her home and have visited it several times over the years.

There was something wonderful about seeing from her own words how she had not only survived but thrived. She had such an indomitable spirit that shone through. She was my hero when I was a child and she has not lessened the impact she had on me even today. I have just re-read this book and I gained even more insight into her I loved reading this book.

I have just re-read this book and I gained even more insight into her beautiful life. I had forgotten that she was able to read in English, German, French and Latin. She met people like Alexander Graham Bell and began friendships that she carried all through her life. Her desire to learn and witness everything available to her was flawless. She attended plays and fairs and every event while having Anne sign into her hand a vivid description of her surroundings.

This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 28 May Autobiography of Helen Keller. This article is about the autobiography of Helen Keller. For other books with similar titles, see The Story of My Life disambiguation. Retrieved September 19, The Story of My Life at Wikipedia's sister projects.

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