About the book:
Finalist, 2020 Next Generation Indie Awards, Humor.
Finalist, 2021 Reader’s Choice Book Awards, Memoir.
The most hilarious heart transplant memoir you’ll read this year! (probably ever)
In late March 2019, high school English teacher Terry Kroenung rode a quick 10 miles on his bike. 10 days later he had an emergency heart transplant. Imagine his surprise.
Based on the irreverent Facebook diary he kept during the ordeal, this memoir recounts his experiences with near-fatal pacemaker implantations, defibrillation scorch marks, 7-hour cardiac ablations, surgical staples, and the up-and-down recovery process. Along the way are 6 pregnant nurses, Canadian axe throwers, alien face-huggers, shopping bags full of Mexican-cartel-priced drugs, and the most horrifying photo of a dead heart that even the doctors had ever seen.
If he hadn’t gone to the Emergency Room purely to avoid a faculty meeting, somebody else would have written this book. There he was told that despite the 100-mile bike rides and 10K races, he had heart failure. Having a very rare disease isn’t the fun pageant you’d think it would be.
His snarky, pun-strewn and geeky commentary on events, as well as more dubiously-termed ‘wit’ that he added after the fact (essentially playing Mystery Science Theatre with himself), make up the book that you’re somehow still reading about.
All proceeds of this book will go to benefit Donor Alliance and their life-saving work increasing the supply of transplant organs.