The Zipper Club: A Memoir

The Zipper Club: A Memoir

by Thomas Mannella

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Overview

***The Zipper Club won the American Journal of Nursing's 2016 Book of the Year award in the category of Creative Works.***


For years Thomas Mannella observed the intrigue of people who believed him when he said the scars across his chest were from an alley knifing. This was a lie, but the more scarred by surgeries he felt, the greater his denial. He detached himself from the deteriorating valve in his heart, which he hoped would make him feel normal, and appear that way to others, but living this way, he didn't own the marks; the marks owned him. With every beat, blood leaked back into his left ventricle. His heart ballooned. Finally, his time ran out: he collected his college diploma and walked off campus straight into the OR. He had long been a member of the zipper club.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925417128
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press
Publication date: 05/16/2016
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Thomas Mannella was born and raised in Naples, NY, and educated at St. Lawrence University and St. John Fisher College. Winner of the Carol Houck Smith Award in Nonfiction for the 2016 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, he was also a Bread Loaf contributor and a Pushcart Prize nominee in 2015. The Zipper Club: A Memoir (Vine Leaves Press) is his first book, and has been selected as the 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year in the category of creative works. For more information, visit thomasmannella.com

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