- Rebecca Alexander is an author, psychotherapist, group fitness instructor, advocate, and extreme athlete who is almost completely blind and deaf. Born with a rare genetic disorder called Usher syndrome type III, Rebecca has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a teenager. Despite these difficulties, Rebecca refused to lose her drive and zest for life, rising above every challenge she faced.
- Rebecca’s critically acclaimed memoir, Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found received an Indie Book Award and was honored as one of the MS Society’s Books For A Better Life.
- Rebecca and hearOclub have partnered to provide a free copy of Rebecca’s book Not Fade Away to members signing up for hearing aid and cochlear implant battery subscriptions through the middle of September. Check out the video below to hear Rebecca talk about the partnership!
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Reviews and Praise of ‘Not Fade Away’:
“Her eyes and ears may be declining, but Rebecca’s sense of self is sharply focused and profoundly tuned. By sharing her life, she has enriched mine and will yours, too. I love this woman.” – Meredith Vieira
“There is a saying that goes — you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. 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, New York Times bestselling author of Ten Years Later and Hoda, and Emmy-award-winning anchor of the Today show.
“An honest and eloquent look at life…Alexander emphasized the importance of embracing the here and now, of being present and grateful for the gift of life, in whatever shape it might take.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Profoundly inspiring…[Rebecca’s] ability to find so much to be grateful for after being dealt such an unfair hand challenges those of us with far fewer hardships to treat each days as a gift.” – Publishers Weekly
“Wise and realistic instruction in intentional living, grace, and overcoming obstacles great and small.” – Booklist
“A remarkable story of resilience and heart, Not Fade Away follows Rebecca Alexander as she must navigate the world cursed with a rare genetic disorder that will one day rob her of both sight and hearing. Bereft of self-pity, funny, and bursting with honesty, Not Fade Away will get its hooks on you. I promise that by the end of her story, you will fall just as in love with Rebecca as I have.” – Susannah Cahalan, New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire