Song Without Words



Boston Globe

“Song Without Words is both a work of literary art and a manual for understanding the difficult world Shea inhabits...Readers are lucky that Shea took the time to write this masterful memoir, which brings us into a hidden world so few have ever visited. Song Without Words proves that memoir at its lyrical best, can be a truly wonderful and inspirational literary genre.”

Washington Post

“[A]brilliant and thoroughly engaging, if often painful, account…Throughout Song Without Words, the author candidly describes his dark, even catastrophic moments of perceived failure—failure to hear, failure to understand and interpret correctly, failure to connect, failure to keep up—but despite all this, the book sings a long, clear note of success. It is not a complaint but an exploration, not only of one man’s unique path to self-knowledge but also of the nature of communication itself….To read Song without Words is to appreciate the poetry and clarity of Shea’s language, resonant with hard-won experience, wisdom and stunning courage.”

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