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    • In Sickness and in Health

    • Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of of Interabled Romance
    • By: Ben Mattlin
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ben Mattlin's wife, ML, recalls falling in love with his confidence and sheer determination. On one of their earliest dates, he persuaded her to ride on his lap in his wheelchair on their way home from an Elvis Costello concert. Thirty years later, they still travel like this from time to time, undaunted by the curious stares following them down the street. But In Sickness and in Health is more than an "inspiring" story of how a man born with spinal muscular atrophy

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Exploration of Diverse Relationships

    • By Rebecca on 08-06-18
    • Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of of Interabled Romance
    • By: Ben Mattlin
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • My Dad Was the Ideal Father for a Kid in a Wheelchair

    • By: Ben Mattlin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "My Dad Was the Ideal Father for a Kid in a Wheelchair" is from the June 15, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Mattlin and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Miracle Boy Grows Up

    • How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity
    • By: Ben Mattlin
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Ben Mattlin lives a normal, independent life. Why is that interesting? Because Mattlin was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital weakness from which he was expected to die in childhood. Not only did Mattlin live through childhood, he became one of the first students in a wheelchair to attend Harvard, from which he graduated and became a professional writer. His advantage?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • powerful

    • By Melanie on 12-14-16

    Regular price: $19.95