Jeremy’s Book

Never Say Invisible

JEREMY SCHREIBER was on top of the world—athletic, newly married, successful. And then something went terribly wrong. In this moving memoir, he shares his journey after he received a terrifying diagnosis: ALS.

As the devastating disease robbed him of movement and speech, he was abandoned by his wife and betrayed by a society that shuns people with disabilities. But it’s not all doom and gloom. He found love, support, and a powerful purpose.

While fighting for his independence and then for his life, Jeremy gave his all to the ALS and disability communities. Never Say Invisible is his legacy gift. Smart, clever, and humorous, his story is a testament to what can be learned and achieved despite a terminal illness.

Jeremy died on October 29, 2021, before he could finish this book. Sandra Jonas Publishing is proud to collaborate with his parents, Fred and Ronnye Schreiber, to carry on his work.

Foreword by Augusten Burroughs.

A portion of the book proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter and the ALS Therapy Development Institute.

(Formerly titled The Invisible Nation)

Praise for Never Say Invisible

“Jeremy Schreiber has written an engaging memoir about his journey with ALS, as well as a clear and concise guide for those facing serious health issues, their caregivers, and just about everyone else. Filled with honesty, poignancy, passion, and humor, it will open your eyes and possibly your heart.”
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SUE MONK KIDD
New York Times best-selling author
“You will finish this book and feel nothing but actual love for the man who wrote it. You will thank him for making you remember that every second is precious. And we are all so lucky to be alive, whether we can turn the pages of this page-turner ourselves or not.”
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AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS
New York Times best-selling author
“This book reflects the extraordinary life of a truly courageous man. With humor, common sense, compassion, and without feeling sorry for himself in the least, Jeremy Schreiber takes you on a journey through the hellish trauma of ALS . . . Beautifully written.”
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DAVID CROW
Award-winning author of The Pale-Faced Lie
“Jeremy Schreiber approaches his devastating diagnosis with courage and humor—and in doing so delivers a wake-up call that urges us to rethink the way we see, or fail to see, those with disabilities.”
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DAVID LITT
New York Times best-selling author and political speechwriter
“Jeremy Schreiber has written a moving and raw book in Never Say Invisible. He combines scathing humor with authentic prose, forcing the reader to mentally confront the challenges faced by those with disabilities—especially people with motor neuron disease.”
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BETH DUKE
Award-winning author of It All Comes Back to You and Tapestry
“An eye-opening and deeply humbling read about one man’s infinite determination to survive.”
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CAROL WYER
USA Today best-selling author
“Heartbreaking, gut-wrenchingly honest, yet simultaneously funny. Anyone with a disability should read Never Say Invisible.”
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KATE LINDER
Actress and ALS advocate
“A singular, unforgettable take on what it is like to have your world cracked open by extreme physical disability . . . The honesty, anger, and unflinching detail of Schreiber’s account bestow a power most inspirational stories lack.”
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MARY ROACH
New York Times best-selling author
Never Say Invisible is an unapologetic observation of this world through the lens of a terminal illness.”
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KRISTIN CHENOWETH
Tony Award–winning actress and singer
“What Jeremy has done here is not only inspiring but also invaluable. When we are faced with difficult situations, it has been my view that laughter is almost as beneficial as medicine.”
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BILL ENGVALL
Comedian and actor
“For fans of rooting for the underdog, Never Say Invisible is an important memoir with tips for becoming your own champion, despite the odds. I love it!”
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LOUIE ANDERSON
Comedian