Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car: True Tales of Parenting in the Dark. by J.E. Pinto

Delighted to share the news of the latest release by J.E. Pinto…Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car: True Tales of Parenting in the Dark.

About the book

“So Sarah?” the teacher asked, in a question I had rehearsed with her, “what’s it like to have a blind mom?”“Well,” my little girl said, in an unrehearsed answer, “it’s like a regular mom, except Daddy won’t let her drive his car.”With that nonchalant reply in front of her second grade class, Sarah summed up the way my blindness has fit into the fabric of our family. It isn’t a problem; it isn’t even a novelty; it’s just part of how we roll. My blindness has changed a few practical logistics. But in the end, kids are kids and moms are moms, and the dents and delights of parenthood are universal. As I told my daughter when she was very small, putting an only slightly different spin on the words my mom had said to me thirty years before, “The eyes in my face are broken, but the ones in the back of my head work just fine.”“Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car: True Tales of Parenting in the Dark” is a book of short vignettes—most of them lighthearted, a few more serious—about my life as the blind mother of a sighted daughter. Welcome to my journey!

One of the reviews for the book

Jo Elizabeth Pinto’s beautiful collection of vignettes about the meaning of parenthood will leave you spellbound. Her candor and her ability to place you in certain scenes is beautiful. I loved how the author did not sugarcoat the challenges encountered by blind parents but that she also emphasized the wonderful aspects, too. This powerful collection of vignettes are perfect for anyone who loves heartwarming and thought-provoking accounts and who want to learn about the challenges and victories that blind individuals face. My favorite vignettes include:

1. The Streetwalker. A beautiful exploration of how to turn an awkward moment into a positive teaching opportunity.
2. “oh, Gnats!” An exploration of the challenges encountered by blind parents when confronted by the frightening prospects of Child Protective Services.
3. The Turkey Trot. An account of a race that emphasizes the necessity of perseverance.
4. The Ugly Duckling Cake. Outstanding vignette about celebrating imperfections. This one made me smile.
5. The Ice Cream Man Sat Alone.
Beautiful commentary on violence and how it affects us all.

Please take the time to read this powerful collection. You will laugh, cry and celebrate life. Perhaps you will gain a richer understanding of how disabled individuals would like to be treated. As I am blind as well, I appreciated the author’s appeal for us all to be treated with common decency. We want to be seen as individuals, not to be seen just for our challenges. Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car is thoroughly recommended! God bless you all.

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About J. E. Pinto

J. E. Pinto is a magnet for underdogs! Early in her married life, her home became a hangout for troubled neighborhood kids. This experience lit the flame for her first novel, The Bright Side of Darkness.

Pinto’s Spanish-American roots grow deep in the Rocky Mountains, dating back six generations. J. E. Pinto lives with her family in Colorado where she works as a writer and also proofreads textbooks and audio books. One of her favorite pastimes is taking a nature walk with her service dog.

The Bright Side of Darkness won a first place Indie Book Award for “First Novel over Eighty Thousand Words,” as well as First Place for “Inspirational Fiction.” The novel also won several awards from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association: First Place for “Inspirational Fiction,” Second Place for “Audio Book,” and First Place for “Literary and Contemporary Fiction.”

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Guest posts about parenting in the dark:
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