MAN ALIVE! by Mary Kay Zuravleff

September 7, 2013

Mary Kay Zuravleff spoke about her book, Man Alive!, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, September 07, 2013.

All it takes is a quarter to change pediatric psychiatrist Dr. Owen Lerner’s life. When the coin he’s feeding into a parking meter is struck by lightning, Lerner survives, except that now all he wants to do is barbecue. What will happen to his patients, who rely on him to make sense of their world? More important, what will happen to his family?

The bolt of lightning that lifts Lerner into the air sends the entire Lerner clan into free fall. Mary Kay Zuravleff depicts family-on-family pain with generosity and devastating humor as she explores how much we are each allowed to change within a family—and without. Man Alive! captures Owen and Toni Lerner and their nearly grown children so vividly you’ll be looking over your shoulder to make sure the author hasn’t been watching your own family in action.

  • Also included below is a short Instagram video featuring Man Alive!
Man Alive!: A Novel By Mary Kay Zuravleff Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250056054
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Picador - October 7th, 2014