Worth the Pain: How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me - Then Changed My Life for the Better

Worth the Pain: How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me - Then Changed My Life for the Better

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by Andy Marso
     
 

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Born at the beginning of the millennial or "me-first" generation, Andy Marso grew up believing he was smart, talented and entitled to his dreams. He coasted through school with minimal effort, but weeks before he entered the "real world," Marso was struck down by a bacterial infection that changed everything. In this first-person narrative, Marso, a professional

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Born at the beginning of the millennial or "me-first" generation, Andy Marso grew up believing he was smart, talented and entitled to his dreams. He coasted through school with minimal effort, but weeks before he entered the "real world," Marso was struck down by a bacterial infection that changed everything. In this first-person narrative, Marso, a professional journalist who has written for the Washington Post and the Topeka Capital-Journal, details a transformative months-long hospitalization in which he fights for his life and then his limbs. By the time he leaves the hospital, Marso will face a choice: continue to grasp futilely at the easy, comfortable life he knew, or embrace a new life more challenging than he ever imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611691122
Publisher:
Kansas City Star Books
Publication date:
10/20/2013
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Andy Marso is an award-winning journalist and a survivor of a rare form of meningitis that nearly killed him and resulted in amputations of parts of all of his limbs.

Andy grew up in St. Cloud, Minn., and graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a master's from the University of Maryland and his work stops include the St. Cloud Times, Washington Post and Topeka Capital-Journal.

Andy currently lives in Topeka, Kan., where he enjoys reading, watching KU basketball and spending time with friends, including those who helped him through his four-month hospitalization and the long recovery that followed. He's constantly amazed that many of those friends now have kids. Andy still considers Minnesota home and occasionally finds himself saying "uff-da" when he's not careful.

Follow him on Twitter @andymarso, or check out his sometimes-dormant blog, True Story: http://andymarso.blogspot.com/

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Worth the Pain: How Meningitis Nearly Killed Me - Then Changed My Life for the Better 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!