“A fiercely eloquent testament to making the most out of every moment we're given.”—People, Book of the Week
“Beautifully written. Utterly life-affirming.”—Alan Rickman
“A story of courage, of heart, of coming back for more, of love and struggle and the power of both.”—Joseph O'Connor
In 2008, Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was given four years to live. In 2010, in a state of lung-function collapse, Simon knew with crystal clarity that now was not his time to die. Against all prevailing medical opinion, he chose life. Despite the loss of almost all motor function, thanks to miraculous technology, he has continued to work, raise his five children, and write this astonishing memoir.
Told in simply expressed and beautifully stark prose, It’s Not Yet Dark is a journey into a life that, though brutally compromised, is lived more fully than most, revealing the potent power of love, of art, and of the human spirit. Written using an eye-gaze computer, this is an unforgettable book about relationships and family, about what connects and separates us as people, and, ultimately, about what it means to be alive.