Ben Mattlin


BEN MATTLIN is an NPR commentator and a frequent contributor to INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR and FINANCIAL ADVISOR magazines, among others.

He's written for SELF magazine, USA TODAY, the LOS ANGELES TIMES, the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, and, and is a former contributing editor at 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.

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

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.

Mattlin is currently at work on a memoir, due out in 2012 from TitleTown Publishing. He blogs at and occasionally Twitters (please follow!).

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

Where to find Ben Mattlin online


THE BABY CHASE: A Confessional Novel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,590. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Parenting
THE BABY CHASE: A Confessional Novel is a story of infertility and the insane lengths some people go to in pursuing their dream of becoming a "real" American family.

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