This charming autobiography bring us face to face with the life of the famous Helen Keller, who in spite of being robbed of her sight and hearing as an infant never considers herself challenged in any way, only different. The book is one of discovering the world around us through the eager eyes of a child for whom each day is actually a challenge. But she meets adversity head on. Even as a child she shows exceptional talent in not only mastering the English language and alphabet but also being adept at French, Latin and German. She never forgets to acknowledge her debt to her teacher who opened up her mind's eye and taught her to communicate with the outside world, painstakingly helping her to pass school and college. The book is also enriched by the section that contains Helen's letters to her many friends. It offers us a glimpse into the mind of the young Helen at eight years of age to the time that she enters college as a young woman, confident in taking on the world head on, never losing the innocence of a child in discovering new sensations. More than a century after the birth of this gifted lady, her book still manages to inspire us all and gives us a new insight into the great richness of life and nature which so many of us take for granted.