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About the Book

The Things That Need Doing: A Memoir

“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 27, 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.

The Things That Need Doing: A Memoir
by Sean Manning

  • Publication Date: December 28, 2010
  • Genres: Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway
  • ISBN-10: 0307463249
  • ISBN-13: 9780307463241