Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Like Any Normal Day, by Mark Kram Jr. Goes into Paperback

Hello, smart people!

Today marks the paperback launch of Like Any Normal Day: A Story of Devotion, by Mark Kram, Jr. This is a great opportunity for those of you who haven't read this wonderful, powerful story. The paperback is quality, gentle on the hands and stimulating to the brain.

To refresh your memory, this nonfiction tale follows the tragic life of Buddy Miley, a promising high school athlete rendered quadriplegic in a football game. The story traces Buddy's life and the lives of the people who cared about him the most, chiefly his devoted family. It's very thought-provoking and full of "what if" moments. This is an ideal choice for a book group or for serious summer reading.

Like Any Normal Day has been optioned for film by the producer of Glee and American Horror Story. These busy Hollywood types don't waste their time on shoddy material, so right there you have an endorsement for the book that might at least make your eyebrow twitch.

Fresh on the heels of this moment comes the sad news that Bert Miley passed away on Monday afternoon. One by one the members of "The Greatest Generation" are leaving us, and as they do a certain community spirit goes with them. Bert served in the Pacific theater and saw his share of tough action, yet he lived into his 90s and raised a large family, all of whom are fine folks.

So, while you're drawing up that list of summer reads, heave Like Any Normal Day to the top of the heap. Leave me a comment if you want a signed copy.

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And congratulations to Mark for this milestone!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, congrats are certainly in order! I hope the film gets made and bigga bigga bucks are paid for adapting Mark's book! It would make a terrific film, actually. I enjoyed reading this book very much, as you know.


I hope Mathew McHoney plays the lead..ha

Anne Johnson said...

They are a good-looking family, the Mileys. The men are handsome, and the women are beautiful. It would not be a reach to cast Matt.