Deaf Utopia: A Memoir—and a Love Letter to a Way of Life

Morrow. Apr. 2022. 336p. ISBN 9780063062351. $27.99. MEMOIR
DiMarco’s memoir is an eye-opening and engaging tale of what it is like to grow up in the Deaf community along with the difficult and rewarding aspects of navigating the world when everyone expects you to be able to hear everything. DiMarco’s journey begins with his childhood as half of a pair of Deaf twin brothers in a multigenerational fully Deaf family in Queens, NY. During his teen years, he attempts to understand himself and his sexuality. After modeling in college, he finally breaks into the Hollywood scene, fighting to be accepted by his peers while competing on America’s Top Model and Dancing with the Stars. DiMarco’s book is an interesting depiction of being Deaf in the entertainment industry.
VERDICT DiMarco’s memories, told with a true gift of storytelling and filled with his big personality, are funny and enlightening for any reader.
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