At age 25, he was diagnosed with MS and plunged into a vortex of despair and uncertainty. Along with his health challenges, he faced the moral challenges of how much, if anything, to tell employers and family about his illness.
Click the "Listen" link to hear Richard Cohen talk about his reluctant memoir.
Richard Cohen, journalist and author of the new book "Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness."
This program aired on February 18, 2004.