Creative Writing

The Things That Need Doing by Sean Manning

Unknown-12The Things That Need Doing by Sean Manning, graduate, MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.

Broadway, 2010

Barnes & Noble: “‘You keep fighting, okay?’ I whispered. ‘We’re in this together. You and me. You’re not alone. You hear me? You are not alone.'”

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, their tradition 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 odyssey that broke a boy and made a man—captured here in Manning’s indelible memoir.”

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