My daughter had to read this book for a class, and she says it is very easy to understand if you need a basic introduction to disability, but overally it is pretty easy to put down. The language and style make it not as interesting and enticing as she would have wished.
The authors (excluding Raske), most notably May (but Hayashi seemed biased in presenting an exhaustive picture of nursing homes), write pages and pages of the same thing over and over and over, in one way, then put in another way. Sounds like he only had a couple thoughts to write down, then picked up his thesaurus and packed into dozens and dozens of pages what could've concisely been written on a pamphlet. Far be it from the author to write "replied" if he can find an obscure word like "opined." Inappropriate language does nothing to enhance the message and only renders it ridiculous. The author also has a penchant for the spotlight. Drawing from his personal experiences is fine, but the way he goes about it is an obvious cry for conditional positive regard. He'll remind the reader that he had worked as a "pro bono consultant" for such and such agency, and that he was the first person they thought of that could save them... This is unecessary and hardly heroic. Overall, what could have been a clear and significant addition to the existing literature was ruined by the author's smug tone and pedantic sentence structure.
I've seen both Raske and May present at social work conference and enjoyed the recap of their expertise. This is a great tool for people wanting a systemic overview of the discrimination facing persons with disabilities.