The Zipper Club: A Memoir by Thomas MannellaThe Zipper Club: A Memoir by Thomas Mannella

The Zipper Club: A Memoir

byThomas Mannella

Paperback | May 23, 2016

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***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.

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)...
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Title:The Zipper Club: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.48 inPublished:May 23, 2016Publisher:Vine Leaves PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1925417123

ISBN - 13:9781925417128

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