Sep 23


In this work, Sacks explores all facets of the deaf world–he meets with deaf people and their families and visits schools for the deaf, spending a good deal of time at Gallaudet University. As he writes, “I had now to see them in a new, ‘ethnic light,’ as people with a distinctive language, sensibility, and culture of their own.”

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Sep 19


Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and get the most assistance from the system

Nolo’s Guide to Social Security Disability is an essential book for anyone dealing with a long-term or permanent disability. Written both for first-time applicants and existing recipients of Social Security disability, the book demystifies the program and tells you everything you need to know about qualifying and applying for benefits, maintaining you…

Read more about Nolo’s Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits (including CD).

Sep 17


Kiera Van Gelder’s first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships-all of which eventually led to doctors’ belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder twenty years later. The Buddha and the Borderline is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman’s fight against the emotional devastation of borderline …

Read more about The Buddha & The Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, & Online Dating.

Sep 03


This unique book provides a broad, comprehensive examination of the experience of disability. Its content focuses on definitions of disability, societal response to people with disabilities, and the experience of disability from the perspectives of individuals with a disability and society. It is organized around broad themes as opposed to disability categories. With an engaging writing style and completely updated extensive references, DISABILITY, SOCIETY, and the Individual prepares the reader…

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Aug 30


Traffic jams, bills, bad weather, and work are things we all complain about. But Kyle Maynard doesn’t complain. Born without arms or legs below his elbows and knees, he excels: as a champion athlete, inspirational speaker, college student (who can use a cell phone, type fifty words a minute, and maintain an A average), and male model. No Excuses is his inspirational autobiography that shows how a positive can-do attitude gives someone we might see as disadvantaged the advantage over life.

Read more about No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life.

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