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Meet Author Mark Kram, Jr.
WARMINSTER, PA – On June 6th, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm, Warminster Township Free Library will host a book discussion and signing with author Mark Kram, Jr. in the library’s Community Room. Kram’s highly acclaimed new book, Like Any Normal Day, is a profound and powerful narrative of one Warminster family’s compelling story: a golden boy’s tragedy, a brother’s lifelong devotion and a woman’s complicated dilemma. The library event is free and open to the public.
In the mid-1970s, brothers Buddy and Jimmy Miley were close, both on the verge of impressive athletic careers. A promising high school quarterback, Buddy’s potential was cut short by an injury that left him quadriplegic. Immobile and imprisoned in his body for decades, Buddy would watch life pass by from his wheelchair, living at home under his family’s care, and wondering what his life could have been.
Buddy and Jimmy visited special hospitals and traveled to Lourdes in search of a miracle, never losing hope as they searched for a cure. But as Buddy suffered increasing pain, and also realized that he would never be able to walk again—and never enjoy the life he imagined he would one day have with Karen, a woman he’d first met in high school – he asked Jimmy to deliver him into the hands of “The Suicide Doctor,” Jack Kevorkian.
Beautifully written, both heart-wrenching and hopeful, Mark Kram Jr.’s Like Any Normal Day explores the important bonds within families and the depths of what we’re willing to do for those we love.
MARK KRAM, JR. is a Senior Writer for The Philadelphia Daily News. His feature articles have won the Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists, been awarded top honors by the Associated Press for three consecutive years, and been published six times in The Best American Sports Writing Anthology. Kram lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.