Mark R. Green ’89 wrote a memoir and creative nonfiction book, Void if Detached, which will be published in the fall by DCDesign Books. Renowned American filmmaker Ken Burns is currently reading his book and plans on endorsing it. It will be available on Amazon starting September 23, 2016.
DCDesign Books stated, “In Void If Detached, Mark Green gives us a clear look at the way a man in his forties approaches his diagnosis of a rare form of brain cancer called anaplastic ependymoma. His diagnosis was later revised to glioblastoma, of which he said, 'I had a golf ball in my head, and I’m not even very good at golf.' Through five surgeries, and 33 radiation treatments and three years of constant chemotherapy, Mark channeled his thoughts into the blog that he began after his initial diagnosis. You will laugh, cry, wonder and revel in the writings put forth by this intrepid chronicler.”
While at Hamilton, Green majored in creative writing and was actively involved with the Bike Co-op, Red Weather, The Spectator and WHCL Hamilton College Radio. He was also a resident of Keehn Co-op, which is now known as Woollcott Co-op. After graduating, he went on to receive his M.A. in education at Antioch University New England.
DCDesign Books also noted, “After a distinguished career in education (encompassing teaching, administration and development at, inter alia, The Grammar School, The Putney School, and Dartmouth College), he was vice president of Strategic Partnerships for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), based in Washington, DC.”
Green sadly passed away in February 2015 and is survived by his two daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth. Proceeds from his book will go to the Mark R. Green Trust and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.