The mood of "The Story of My Life" tends to be quite matter of fact. Hellen Keller presents her readers with a "this is how it was and is" mentality. I suppose some readers could find that cold and distant, but I do not believe that is what Hellen Keller was going for. The matter of fact mood and mentality allows her story to be taken as fact instead of bloated posturing on her part. Because of the consistent tone and mood, the reader learns a deep appreciation and respect for Hellen Keller, her situation, her responses, and her perseverance. The story itself is quite inspirational, which is why the straight talk, matter of fact mood never becomes a drudgery to read.