In Able-Bodied, acclaimed psychologist Leslie Swartz explores the subject of disability through a personal narrative about his life and his relationship with his own disabled father. While Swartz has dealt with disability in an academic manner in his professional work, this title views it through the lens of memoir. At the heart of the story is a moving account of a complex, troubled, but loving father-son relationship, a relationship that spurred a lifetime of trying to understand and come to grips with what different bodies and different abilities mean for us all. Poignant and often hilarious, this is a tale of conflict, achievement, pain and triumph. Able-Bodied is a fascinating blend of personal narrative and reflection on society, medicine and ethics.