Book Of The Day – FOCUS

by Ron on December 19, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a Memoir by NY Times bestselling author, Ingrid Ricks, and it’s 85% off for a limited time. FOCUS has a 4.6 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $5!

“It’s powerful stuff, and extremely well-written. Thank you Ingrid, it will speak to many many people.” Bill – Amazon Reviewer

by Ingrid Ricks
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
Price: $0.99 save $5


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NY Times Bestselling author

What would you focus on if you were going blind?

At the age of 37, Ingrid Ricks walked into an eye doctor’s office for the first time in her life expecting to walk out with a cute pair of red cat-eye frames. Instead, she learned she suffered from Retinitis Pigmentosa, an incurable eye disease that was stealing her eyesight and would eventually leave her blind. Gripped with the terrifying fear that she wouldn’t see her two young daughters grow up, would become a burden to her husband, and would lose the career and independence that defines her, Ingrid embarks on a quest to fix her eyes that ends up fixing her life.

Through an eight-year journey marked by a trip to South Africa to write about AIDS orphans, a four-day visit with a doctor who focuses on whole-body health, a relationship-changing confrontation with her husband and a life-changing lesson from her daughters, she learns to embrace the moment and see what counts in life–something no amount of vision loss can take from her.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I read this book in less than a day! From the moment I opened the book and started to read I was instantly hooked.


I devoured this book last night. Simply could not put it down. Buy this. Read it in a sitting or two. And then pass it on. Brava to a brave author and a fabulous story teller.


The author delivers a universal and human message. She does so in a simple storytelling style with great insight. We believe there’s a medical breakthrough on the horizon because this strong woman does.


This quick read is like a spiritual awakening, perfect for a slow evening or a weekend pick-me-up. You’ll want to hug your friends and family afterward, feel grateful for your life. Thanks Ingrid for opening up and using your voice to inspire us all.


You can never walk in another person’s shoes, but this may be the closest I could get. I thank Ingrid, for her courage to share her story, and also for the courage she had to face up to her past and change her life.


About The Author

Ingrid Ricks is the author of Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story, a New York Times memoir bestseller that was recently acquired by Berkley, a division of Penguin Random House. The book is scheduled for nationwide paperback release January 2014. She is also the author of Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa,

Ingrid’s essays and stories have been featured on Salon and NPR. Along with writing, she is passionate about leveraging the new world of digital publishing to give teens a voice. Using Hippie Boy as a catalyst, she co-founded, a nationally recognized program that empowers teens by helping them to write and publish their personal stories.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Ingrid Ricks and ENT appreciate it.


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