The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found


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Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Frank Bruni has been a prominent journalist for more than three decades, including more than twenty-five years at The New York Times, many of them as a nationally renowned op-ed columnist who appeared frequently as a television commentator. He was also a White House correspondent for the Times, its Rome bureau chief, and, for five years, its chief restaurant critic. He is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. In July 2021, he became a full professor at Duke University, teaching media-oriented classes in the school of public policy. He currently writes his popular weekly newsletter for the Times and produces additional essays as one of the newspaper's Contributing Opinion Writers.


"[An] affecting, illuminating memoir . . . With compassion and grace, Bruni guides us along a literal pilgrimage between light and darkness, a tender meld of science reporting and philosophical investigation." --Oprah Daily Most Anticipated Books of 2022

"A book about vision loss that becomes testimony to human courage, a moving memoir that offers perspective, comfort, and hope." --Booklist (starred review)

"Exquisitely written--smart and funny and a joy to read. I love this book!" --Ina Garten

"Weaving together his own story of diminished eyesight with the stories of many other people, Frank Bruni constructs a philosophical narrative of resilience: how we can discover it in ourselves and how we can recognize and support it in others. His writing is lively and intimate, and his message is powerful and lucid." --Andrew Solomon

"Frank Bruni lost sight in one eye and turned that experience into a life-changing journey of empathy, discovery and renewal. Once again he has enlightened us all." --Tom Brokaw

"A masterful storyteller. A wonderful book. Honest. Poetic. Uplifting." --Lesley Stahl

"In this wonderful book, Frank Bruni offers insight and inspiration as he grapples with a daunting medical crisis. Beautifully written and bracing in its honesty, this book rewards its reader with the precious gift of learning how we all may seek resilience and ultimately recreate a meaningful life." --Jerome Groopman

"Uplifting and beautiful." --Katie Couric Media

"A compassionate take on growing older [that] illustrates Bruni's knack for writing about the unpredictable beauty of the human condition. Smartly mixing memoir and cultural criticism, this movingly speaks to an entire generation." --Publishers Weekly

"An uplifting exploration of human potential . . . [A] poignant, often wise look at how nearly everything bad that happens to us can actually be good." --Kirkus Reviews