- Garden, Rebecca
- Date of entry: Jan-27-2008
- Last revised: Feb-12-2010
McCann’s essay is an account of his experience of liver transplantation. It describes his physical and psychic experience of liver failure while waiting on the list for an available organ, his experience in the hospital when the procedure was done, and the aftermath, in which he makes conceptual and emotional adjustments.
Robert Atwan was the Best American Essays series editor.
Best American Essays 2000