"A memoir of faith and perseverance after a dramatically life-altering circumstance...a marvel of a story. Easy to read, this tender, occasionally sappy narrative shines most as an illustration of faith at work...Most importantly, Lucas's contributions to sports journalism are invaluable, and the book is a testament to the experiences of a man intimately tied to the game throughout the modern era. Filled with a life-affirming sincerity that challenges us to put our lives in greater perspective."
"Lucas has an admirable and irresistible capacity for genuine introspection, and his inviting, straightforward narrative, written with his son, shows a fearful teen who thought his life was over evolving into a young man who views his blindness as "not a handicap [but] an inconvenience" with unstinting family support...For the fans of America's favorite pastime, this book..will only enhance the legacy of one of the broadcasting pioneers of the sport."
– Publishers Weekly
"For Ed Lucas to be able to do what he's done on a daily basis for all of these years is amazing. I have an incredible amount of admiration for him, and am inspired by his story."
– Don Mattingly
“Ed Lucas is a truly remarkable man. He is an inspiration to many parents who seek the very best for their children. Everyone with dreams should realize that with determination it is often possible to achieve great things - as Ed Lucas did - in our wonderful country.”
– Justice Samuel Alito
“We have spent our lives as screenwriters trying to invent stories as emotional, as exciting, as funny, and as triumphal as Ed Lucas' real life. We're still trying.”
– Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, screenwriters of A League of Their Own and Parenthood
“Ed's compelling story reads so well because he’s been so blessed. He may be blind, but he’s got lots of vision.”
– Ron Swoboda
"An American hero with a winning smile and a wonderful way with words, Ed Lucas’ life story is touching and inspirational. He’s a great example for us all.”
– Tony Lo Bianco
"Ed Lucas, a blind man, sees more deeply than most. His life shows us the important things we might miss."
– Bob Dotson, NBC’s TODAY Show Correspondent, New York Times Best Selling Author of American Story
"Ed is a special individual that never let his lack of eyesight stop him. He always has a smile and a handshake to make you feel at ease. He’s a great guy and an even better friend."
– Rick Cerone
“Ed Lucas not only overcame blindness, he has taken his adversity and become a trailblazer, doing things people said could never be done, helping thousands of others along the way.”
– Karl Nelson (New York Giants 1986 Super Bowl XXI champion)
“What is remarkable about Ed Lucas is that people don't pity him for his disability, because he acts as if it were a mere inconvenience. His life story, his sense of humor, and his dedication to helping those who are also facing challenges and disabilities are all truly inspirational."
– Don Gould (NBC New York sports anchor)
“Ed Lucas has consistently shown how knowledgeable he is. He’s also very funny. I love to spend time around him, listening to his many stories.”
– Tommy John
“Despite his share of setbacks, Ed Lucas has always kept his unique perspective and observation of life, for the last sixty some-odd years as a successful broadcaster.”
– Warner Wolf
"Hearing Ed’s story always makes me feel like a twenty game winner. He has overcome every single challenge he’s faced in his life and stands as a positive inspiration to everyone."
– Al Santorini
“I can't recall any encounter with Ed that didn't end with a smile. No matter what life has placed in his path, he’s always been a helper, a selfless giver. Just ask the many families who have benefitted from, and been inspired by, his remarkable story.”
– Bill Daughtry (ESPN radio host)
“Ed’s story is a reflection of the possibilities that exist when a desire is there in a person to succeed - no matter what the obstacles – by calling on strong faith, hope, and persistence. Then Ed gave back by helping to motivate others. The Good Lord chose a very special person in Ed Lucas to carry out a mission that has had a positive impact on so many.”
– Fred Cambria
“Ed Lucas had his eye sight taken from him as a youth, but it’s far from a handicap for this courageous and talented man. His inner vision exceeds most. I always enjoy taking a trip through Ed's life. From his rough beginnings, to his friendships with some of the biggest stars of our time, to his struggles and successes as both a single father and a broadcaster, Ed Lucas is a true inspiration."
– Spencer Ross, Hall of Fame broadcaster