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The Things That Need Doing: A Memoirby Sean Manning
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You keep fighting, okay? I whispered. We're in this together. You and me. You're not alone. You hear me? You are notalone.
5:38 p.m. It was the precise moment Sean Manning was born and the time each year that his mother wished him happy birthday. But just before he turned twenty-seven, theirtradition collapsed. A heart attack landed his mom in the hospital and uprooted Manning from his life in New York. What followed was a testament to a family's indestructible bond--a life-changing odysseythat broke a boy and made a man--captured here in Manning's indelible memoir.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Traces how the author returned to his childhood home to help his mother through a long battle with cancer, describing his struggles with divorce in childhood and the sense of self-discovery he experienced after his mother's death. Original.
About the Author
\SEAN MANNING is the editor of the nonfiction anthologies Rock and Roll Cage
Match, The Show I’ll Never Forget, Top of the Order, and Bound to Last. He lives in
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