In Sickness and in Health by Ben Mattlin
Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Interabled Romance

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Throughout, 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 this chronicle of will and hope, Ben Mattlin demystifies the inter-abled 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 do 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 and Away, National Book Critics Circle Award winner Far From the Tree, and National Book Award winner The Noonday Demon.
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
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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Published January 30, 2018 by Beacon Press. 258 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction
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Throughout, 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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