[is] blessed with a love of words and a scrupulous honesty.
This book is a rigorous self-examination by a man undergoing
a reluctant transformation, written by someone who knows how
to tell a story. It is as honest an account of modern life,
with all its joys and tragedy, humour, foibles and insights,
as you are likely to find."
"The book is a way to see life through another lens, an invitation to take a journey that no reader should refuse." -PUBLISHERS
WEEKLY, starred review
"So many memoirs have been published in recent years that distinguishing among them has become as much of a challenge as reading them. Happily, Ryan Knighton's autobiography will not be confused with any neighbors in nonfiction. Cockeyed provides
an unexpectedly wry view of a life that twisted into the
"Ryan Knighton's account of his growing disability is exceptional. By his own admission, Cockeyed gleefully
plays up the slapstick of his situation but it's still an
eye-opening account, so to speak." -GQ
is what it's like to grow up, screw up your job, crash Dad's
car, pick up the wrong chick at a punk bar, and strain your
love life to the limit. But this time, there's a good excuse
-- you can't see. No seriously, dude. You're blind."