Recommended Books About Living Well with Disabilities and Impairments
In Sickness and in Health: Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Interabled Romance
In Sickness and in Health is more than an “inspiring” story of how a man born with spinal muscular atrophy-a congenital and incurable neuromuscular condition-survived childhood, graduated from Harvard, married an able-bodied woman, built a family with two daughters and a cat and a turtle, established a successful career in journalism, and lived happily ever after. As Mattlin considers the many times his relationship has been met with surprise or speculation by outsiders-those who consider his wife a “saint” or him just plain “lucky” for finding love-he issues a challenge to readers- why should the idea of an “interabled” couple be regarded as either tragic or noble?
Kissability: People with Disabilities Talk About Sex, Love, and Relationships
In Kissability, Katherine Duke and 40 other individuals from around the world open up about their bodies, minds, and hearts. Their words interweave to create a book about differences and common bonds, about inner selves and outward appearances, about change and acceptance—and about the many ways that people need and connect with one another……