Thank you for visiting Zabel Books. We are proud to launch our new publishing company with a fascinating book by first time author Keith Sass titled, Too Bad, an autobiography, of sorts.

Keith is a young man of uncommon good nature and humor; of curious quirks and esoteric obsessions; of courage; of passion; of vitality and genuineness. Too Bad is a story that offers insight into a world without sound; a world seen through the eyes of autism; a world where every breath is a blessing and a battle won against pulmonary hypertension. Keith’s world is immediate, emotion-filled, and without pretense or pretension. Unlike most of us, there is no filter between his mind and what he communicates to the world. Keith writes as he signs, thus he has little regard for articles, tenses, or matching singular nouns with appropriate verbs. This writing style is rudimentary yet effective and visceral; some of the sections read more like poetry than narration.

His book provides a reminder to cherish family, friends, and happiness; to rise up and right what is wrong; to have opinions and ask questions; and to embrace life, every moment.

Zabel Books is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. If you have an interesting story to tell, please contact us.

100 Copies Sold!

June 21, 2009

We have sold our 100th copy of Too Bad, and have raised $240.00 to support Keith's specified charitable and research organizations. Thank you to everyone who has purchased a book!

Titles Available for Purchase


Too Bad: an autobiography, of sorts

Author: Keith Sass

Number of Pages: 200

Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" softcover

Expected Release: Now Available! (as of Dec. 20, 2007)

$19.99 per book + Shipping (see rates below)
CA Residents: Additional $1.65 per book for sales tax (8.25%).

Note: Keith is a staunch advocate for universal and complete closed captioning of all audio-containing media. He enthusiastically supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s continuing efforts to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. He is also a strong supporter of research for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH, aka PPH, primary pulmonary hypertension) and autism. As a champion of these causes, fifty-percent of the profits from the sale of this book will go to support the following organizations:

The National Association of the Deaf
The Cardiovascular Medical Research and Education Fund
Autism Speaks, and
The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

We ship via First Class US Postal Service. Please allow 3-10 business days for shipping time. For orders outside continental US, buyers will be required to pay additional shipping costs before the order is processed.

Shipping Rates for Continental US
$3.00 for 1 to 5 books
$4.00 for 6 to 10 books
$5.00 for 11 to 14 books

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Video Excerpt

Click to watch Keith sign a passage from his autobiography Too Bad.

Sunday, December 2, 2007