The Resource The brand new catastrophe : a memoir, Mike Scalise

The brand new catastrophe : a memoir, Mike Scalise

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The brand new catastrophe : a memoir
Title
The brand new catastrophe
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mike Scalise
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
818/.603
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C2547
LC item number
Z46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
The brand new catastrophe : a memoir, Mike Scalise
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The brand new catastrophe : a memoir, Mike Scalise
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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
1805443
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Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781941411339
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016014119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) LSC2943265
  • (OCoLC)945948937
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