In many ways, The East Deck Motel and Selected Poetry is a poetic memoir. The poetry within this book is derived from my personal life experiences for over the past forty years. These experiences can roughly be separated into three chapters—as a young adult in eastern Long Island, as a physician, and as a father watching my children mature into young adults themselves. Through medical school and 30 years of private practice, I have been confronted with life and death on a frequent basis. This time of my life has provided me with a perspective of people perhaps not available to those outside of the medical community. My intent in writing this book is to show people life from an angle that they have not viewed before. This poetry is meant to be entertaining and, in some ways, informative.
What is written here is a natural extension of my everyday life—the dark side of life is often reflected in a humorous way, and events that might at first appear joyful do not have a happy ending.
|Publication date||June 06,2023|
|Interior Color||Full Color|
|Book Size||5.000" x 8.000" (203mm x 127mm)|
Theodore M. Wandzilak, MD, was born in New Hyde Park, New York. As a young man, he spent every summer in East Hampton and Montauk and returned to eastern Long Island regularly. He received his BA in chemistry from Adelphi University. During his undergraduate studies, he took a single beat poetry course which influenced his style and philosophy of poetry throughout his life. He believes that poetry, very simply stated, can stimulate intense emotions or have profound meanings. He attended the University of Louisville Medical School and completed his residency in ophthalmology from the University of Louisville and the Kentucky Lions Eye Institute. Dr. Wandzilak was in private practice in Louisville for over 30 years and is currently retired.
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