For each product category in the Consumer Guide, we’ve collected a handful of items that appeared in NM in 2014. In some cases the original article is longer, so we’ve provided the link, in case you’d like to look up more information:

Weirwolf — My Story
by David Weir
(January)
David Weir is one of Britain’s most accomplished wheelchair racers, having won a total of six gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic games and the London marathon six times.

Weir, however, remains a mere mortal when it comes to the total in his bank account, as the disparity between money-making opportunities offered to nondisabled and disabled athletes continues to be wide. This is why he finally published his autobiography, Weirwolf — My Story, this fall. After all, he is married with two young children and has a family to support.

His family still lives in a two bedroom “council house” in his small town, but the city council has repeatedly denied housing that is more accessible. For someone who has a statue dedicated to him in his hometown, the fact that this is happening is quite bizarre. His book details his struggles with anger, drugs, money and success.