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    Mike Scalise Memoir Discussion

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    When:
    Apr 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    2017-04-19T19:00:00-04:00
    2017-04-19T20:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Flyleaf Books
    752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    919-942-7373

    Mike Scalise discusses his memoir “The Brand New Catastrophe.”

    Raucous family memoir meets medical adventure in this heartfelt, hilarious book exploring the public and private theaters of illness. After a tumor bursts in Mike Scalise’s brain, leaving him with a hole in the head and malfunctioning hormones, he must navigate a new, alien world of illness maintenance. His mother, who has a chronic heart condition and a flair for drama, becomes a complicated model as she competes with him for the status of “best sick person.” The Brand New Catastrophe is a moving, funny exploration of how we define ourselves by the stories we choose to tell.

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