Ben Mattlin
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Ben Mattlin

BEN MATTLIN is the author of MIRACLE BOY GROWS UP and IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.

Based in Los Angeles, he is a frequent contributor to Financial Advisor magazine. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Self magazine, and USA Today, and has been broadcast on NPR's "Morning Edition." He's also a former contributing editor at Institutional Investor, the late Windows In Financial Services, Dealmaker, Buyside, and Individual Investor magazines.

Non-print credits include the Mark Taper Forum, Blonde and Brunette Productions, and the children's television program BIKER MICE FROM MARS.

He has a nice butt, too, but you'll never see it because he's always sitting in a wheelchair.

His writing about disability-related causes led to appearances on ABC's Prime Time Live, CNN, and E! Entertainment Network, and radio interviews on KKFI and KPFK, Los Angeles, and KSLC, Salt Lake City. He's also been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, and Penthouse.

Born in New York City in 1962 with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital muscle weakness, Mattlin graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1984.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, their two daughters, a cat and a turtle.

His new book, IN SICKNESS AND HEALTH, will be out in January 2018 from Beacon Press.

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