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Born at the Right Time: A Memoir

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  • Born at the Right Time: A Memoir 
    Title: Born at the Right Time: A Memoir
    Author: MCCALLUM RON
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/07/2019
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. When he was a child, many blind people spent their lives making baskets in sheltered workshops, but Ron's mother had other ideas for her son. She insisted on treating him as normally as possible.

    In this endearing memoir, Ron recounts his own social awkwardness and physical mishaps, and shares his early fears that he might never manage to have a proper career, find love or become a parent. He has achieved all this and more, becoming a professor of law at a prestigious university, and chairing a committee at the United Nations.

    Ron's glass is always half-full. He has taken advantage of every new assistive technology and is in awe of what is now available to allow him and other blind people to realise their potential. His is a life richly lived, by a man who remains open to all people from all walks of life.

    'Ron McCallum's life story is both fascinating and inspiring.' - Julian Morrow, The Chaser

    'A moving book on the life of a brilliant man who often "saw" the needs of our world more clearly than the sighted people around him.' - The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG Past Justice of the High Court of Australia

    ISBN: 9781760875015
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