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"Laurie Rubin shows that we need not be defined by what others may see as our limitations. With her remarkable approach to life and her extraordinary musical achievements, she is an inspiring example to all who are finding their way."
—Katherine Damkohler, Executive Director, Education Through Music

"I’ve never met Laurie Rubin, but her voice and spirit leap off the page of her riveting memoir. Despite all the obstacles and prejudice Rubin faced growing up blind, reading Do You Dream in Color? left me feeling that she’s had a charmed life. . .Art, love, family, and connectedness are the high notes Rubin hits again and again in this unusually inspiring life story.”
—Elizabeth Benedict, author of Almost and The Practice of Deceit

"Do You Dream in Color? shows the same clarity, honesty, and devotion that Laurie has always had with her art. A wonderful book."
—Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

“Her book is riveting and readers will find themselves cheering for her victories and feeling her pain when peers and instructors dismiss her or treat her as if she is invisible or 'less-than' her sighted contemporaries.”
 —Jewish Book Council

About the Author

Blind since birth, mezzo-soprano LAURIE RUBIN recently received high praise from New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini, who wrote she possesses "compelling artistry," "communicative power," and that her voice displays "earthy, rich and poignant qualities." Recent career highlights include her United Kingdom solo recital debut performance at Wigmore Hall in London as well as her solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Rubin has performed concerts of new music with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has performed numerous roles, including the lead role of Karen in The Rat Land by Gordon Beeferman with New York City Opera, Penelope in Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses, and the title role in Rossini's "La Cenerentola." She has recorded a CD of art songs with renowned collaborative pianists Graham Johnson and David Wilkinson on the Opera Omnia label. She is co-founder and associate artistic director of Ohana Arts, a performing arts school and festival in Hawaii. She also designs her own line of handmade jewelry, LR Look.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Triangle Square (October 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609804244
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609804244
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #983,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I highly recommend this book,it is GREAT!
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The writing is very good, I was totally in the life of Laurie.
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Her book has humor, great description and is very inspiring.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alan A. Elsner VINE VOICE on November 1, 2012
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Laurie Rubin's memoir of how she overcame her blindness to carve out a career as an operatic singer is a testament to an unquenchable spirit.

Born to intelligent, affluent and loving parents in California, Laurie was fortunate to have had all the advantages that such an upbringing would suggest. Except for one thing - Laurie was born blind, unable to see anything except white light. But Laurie, as every page of her entrancing memoir testifies, was also born with an unstoppable optimism - a can-do attitude that refuses to give up on any aspect of life's riches. Backed up by her family, she learned to ski, she has a bat mitzvah and discovers a wonderful singing voice coupled with a rare musical talent.

Every page of this book is infused by Laurie's unstoppable drive to live life to its fullest. The words "I can't" are simply not in her vocabulary. Instead, she asks, "how can I?" -- and then she goes ahead and does whatever it is.

Laurie attends Oberlin College and Yale University; she also discovers she is a lesbian and plunges into that aspect of her life with the same gusto with which she attacks everything else. (Her reticence about one long-term relationship is a blind spot in the book. I understand that Laurie wants to preserve aspects of he privacy but I definitely had questions about what happened to the relationship and how and why it ended. If you want to write a memoir, you kind of give up your right to total privacy).

Laurie even manages to star in a production of Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" navigating around the stage by counting steps. Sure, she suffers slights and setbacks - but her success as a blind singer also inspires people to give her a chance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lee Chodak on July 28, 2013
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It was not written well and also seemed to be full of grandiose comments.I am not recommending this book to my friends
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After enjoying an evening with Ms. Rubin in Palm Springs, I was interested in hearing more of her story. Her live performance held at Palm Springs high school was filled not only with her beautiful voice, but anecdotal stories of her life. I found in Laurie's book the same joy, and the same emotions which moved me to laughter and to tears that evening in Palm Springs.
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By Isabella DeMarco on February 16, 2014
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Laurie Rubin has written her autobiography -- growing up blind, a talented opera singer from a young age. She speaks candidly about the challenges she faced at every turn, revealing, without bitterness, the ignorance of her classmates, teachers, school administrators, professors...and more, towards the blind. A graduate student in Opera at Yale, the Opera Director couldn't figure out a way to cast Laurie in a full-length opera -- it could have done so easily...if there had been the will to do it!!! Laurie informs, entertains and educates in this, her first book. I highly recommend it!
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I am blind and liked this girl's attitude and spirit. I liked how she wants to be just like everyone else and tries to be. I've experienced many of the same things she did in the book when I was going to school. It brought back memories and emotions. That's the sign of good writing.
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By T. P. Handy on October 30, 2013
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Laurie may not have sight but she is living a very insightful life. Her book has humor, great description and is very inspiring. She is a great talent in innumerable ways. I just sent her book to a 10 year old, a 36 year old and a 70 year old person for their birthdays. All of the recipients loved Laurie and her entertaining book. I recommend this wonderful story for all ages of readers..
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By Janice on August 8, 2013
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Laurie's story is very inspiring. This story is an insightful journey into the life and experiences of someone who is blind, but is fortunate enough to have supportive family and friends who have allowed her to live her dreams.
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By RG on June 20, 2013
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The author has traveled a singular journey as a sightless young woman, and her story demonstrates the possibilities that might otherwise be unimaginable for those born blind. The message is even more poignant for those of us fortunate enough to be sighted - I wouldn't be surprised if this book opened more than a few minds about what it means to be blind.
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