(To The Best of Our Knowledge)
Howard Axelrod was accidentally blinded in one eye in a freak accident when he was in college. Disoriented and depressed, he retreated to an off-the-grid cabin in the Vermont wilderness. He stayed there, alone, for two years. His memoir about his period of renunciation, “The Point of Vanishing,” was named one of the top ten memoirs and a best book of the year.