MIKE SCALISE - The Brand New Catastrophe

 

Friday, April 28th at 7pm

Author
MIKE SCALISE
speaking & signing
The Brand New Catastrophe

 

 

 


ABOUT 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.


ABOUT MIKE SCALISE

Mike Scalise’s work has appeared in Agni, Indiewire, Ninth Letter, The Paris Review, Wall Street Journal, and other places. He’s an 826DC advisory board member, has received fellowships and scholarships from Bread Loaf, Yaddo, and the Ucross Foundation, and was the Philip Roth Writer in Residence at Bucknell University. His memoir, The Brand New Catastrophe, was the recipient of The Center for Fiction's 2014 Christopher Doheny Award.


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Event date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
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The Brand New Catastrophe Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941411339
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sarabande Books - January 31st, 2017

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