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In Sickness and in Health: Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Interabled Romance by [Mattlin, Ben]
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“Mattlin expresses himself clearly and succinctly, without an underlying tone of self-pity. His interviews with other couples also portray steadfast relationships where each has thrashed out problems in ways that allow them to stay together. Moving and informative stories of ‘uncommonly intimate and enduring’ interabled partnerships.”
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In Sickness and In Health is one of the most refined and accurate pieces of literature that explores the intricacies of being in an interabled relationship. Mattlin’s prose is swift and alluring as he reflects on each couple he encounters and their stories. A fine companion to Miracle Boy Grows Up, this book has the potential to not only encourage other disabled individuals to not be afraid to seek love, but it might also challenge societal perceptions about disability and romance.”
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“In this chronicle of will and hope, Ben Mattlin demystifies the interabled relationship, showing that it should be a matter neither of wonder nor of pity. This is an urgent, deeply felt, and sometimes hilarious account of marriages that feel as obvious to those within them as they are bewildering to many people outside them. Mattlin gives us a testament to the deep humanity that can manifest in any kind of body, and to the passionate love such humanity can provoke in others.”
—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree

“Ben Mattlin has written an inspired and inspiring book about couples facing the challenge of one partner’s disabilities. In Sickness and in Health is a very candid examination of the unique and daunting obstacles these couples face in their daily lives, as well as an anthology of compelling love stories.”
—Jay McInerney

“This insightful, irreverent exploration of ‘interabled’ couples is both an illuminating look at a very particular kind of relationship—one many readers will know little about—and a powerful statement about our common humanity.”
—Adam Cohen, author of Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

About the Author

Ben Mattlin is a contributing editor at Institutional Investor magazine, an NPR commentator, and author of Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity. He lives with his wife, two daughters, a cat, and a turtle in Los Angeles.

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  • File Size: 820 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0807058548
  • Publisher: Beacon Press (January 30, 2018)
  • Publication Date: January 30, 2018
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01NB9C0IR
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #531,706 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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