BEN MATTLIN is a freelance writer in Los Angeles.

A frequent contributor to Financial Advisor magazine, he's the author of MIRACLE BOY GROWS UP, IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH and, most recently, DISABILITY PRIDE.

His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and Self magazine, and 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.

Mattlin has appeared on ABC's Prime Time Live, CNN, and E! Entertainment Network; been interviewed on NPR's "Morning Edition"; KKFI and KPFK, Los Angeles; KSLC, Salt Lake City; and CKNW, Vancouver; and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Penthouse, and USA Today.

Born in New York City in 1962, Mattlin graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1984. He lives with his wife, two daughters, a cat, and a turtle in Los Angeles.

Other Works

  • MIRACLE BOY GROWS UP: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity

    pub. 2012
  • In Sickness and in Health: Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Interabled Romance


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