Susan Krieger’s journey toward blindness

traveling-blind-coverSUSAN KRIEGER faces daily what we all fear.

She suffers from “birdshot retinochoroidopathy,” which the lecturer in feminist studies describes as a “rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation on my retina and choroid and affects both my central and my peripheral vision.” The upshot: She’s blind, or rather, on a long journey toward blindness.

Krieger’s latest book, Traveling Blind, is her discovery, with companions, of a new world and a new kind of vision as she journeys through cities, airports and the deserts of the Southwest. She will talk about her experience at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Stanford Bookstore.

To find out more about Krieger’s journey, visit The Book Haven.

—Cynthia Haven