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The following is a list of suggested books for amputees.

No Excuses by Kyle Maynard - An inspirational autobiography of Kyle Maynard, a congenital (from bith) amputee above the elbows and above the knees. The book also includes Maynard's thirteen steps to live a "No Excuses life." Read reviews for this book on

Have Crutch Will Travel: The Adventures of a Modern Day Calamity Jane by Cale Kenney - At 19 years of age, Cale Kenney lost her left leg, hip and pelvis in a motorcycle accident. However, she recovered and overcame this obstacle and is enjoys skiing and boogie-boarding, and just living life. Have Crutch Will Travel is the story of this woman's success in overcoming her obstacle. Read reviews for this book on

Up and Running: The Jami Goldman Story by Jami Goldman and Andrea Cagan - Jami Goldman, at the age of 19, lost both legs below the knee to frostbite after surviving a blizzard in Arizona. Her courageous tale includes her rehabilitation experience, as well as her experiences with many different prosthetic devices, and how she began running competitively with other disabled athletes. Read reviews for this book on

Coping with Physical Loss and Disability by Rick Ritter - A workbook for patients with a physical loss or disability to learn to cope and adjust to a new lifestyle. In addition to the workbook format, Ritter also includes short stories from many different patients he has encountered as a social worker. Read reviews for this book on

It's Just a Matter of Balance: A Very Personal Story of Amputee Rehabilitation by Kevin S. Garrison - A personal story of one lower-limb amputee and his rehabilitation process. Read reviews for this book on

Living with a Below-Knee Amputation by Richard Lee Riley - Written from the perspective of an amputee prosthetist, this book answers common questions posed by patients using real life examples. Questions range from psychological and physical to the role and activities of the prosthetist serving the patient. Read reviews for this book on

Being One-Legged Is an Interesting Experience by J. A. Coffeen - This book is written from the perspective of a lower-limb amputee of ten years, due to cancer. This patient has chosen not to pursue the use of a prosthesis but instead uses a wheelchair and crutches, and he discusses how he has simplified his life in order to make these solutions work. Read reviews for this book on