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The Resource The brand new catastrophe, Mike Scalise

The brand new catastrophe, Mike Scalise

Label
The brand new catastrophe
Title
The brand new catastrophe
Statement of responsibility
Mike Scalise
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Winner of the Center for Fiction's Doheny Prize Mike Scalise hits his stride in this page-turner of a memoir featuring a sudden and strange sequence of medical disasters. From its gripping ruptured-brain-tumor emergency room opening, through a series of medical procedures and oddball doctors, Scalise creates a sharply observed, uproariously funny, and deeply moving account of acromegaly, the hormone disorder best known for causing gigantism. Scalise weaves in meticulous research, social history, and vignettes about Andre the Giant and a variety of Hollywood acromegalic villains. He creates a narrative that is informative without feeling pedantic, demonstrating how he has marshaled the narrative of his life so that he can control it rather than being controlled by it. Although his medical story is the primary subject, the emotional engine driving the book is that of his relationship with his mother, a longtime sufferer in her own right, with a chronic cardiac condition likely exacerbated by her penchant for chain smoking and late-night white wine binges. Fraught, frustrating, and often very funny, Scalise's mother-often positioned as his competitor for the spotlight or the status of "best sick person"--Winds up being the book's unlikely hero. Mike Scalise's work has appeared in Agni, Indiewire, the Paris Review, Wall Street Journal, and other places. He has received fellowships and scholarships from Bread Loaf, Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, and was the Philip Roth Writer in Residence at Bucknell University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York"--
Summary
Raucous family memoir meets medical adventure in a heartfelt, hilarious book that explores the public and private theaters of illness
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10550888
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scalise, Mike
Dewey number
818/.603
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scalise, Mike
  • Authors, American
  • Scalise, Mike
  • Brain
  • Sick
  • Diseases
  • Medical care
  • Mothers and sons
  • HISTORY
Target audience
adult
Label
The brand new catastrophe, Mike Scalise
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945948937
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781941411339
Lccn
2016014119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945948937
Label
The brand new catastrophe, Mike Scalise
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945948937
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781941411339
Lccn
2016014119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945948937

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