Author Doc Mack’s New Book “One-Eyed Jacks and Tripods and Other Stories” Is a Heartwarming Collection of True Stories from a Career Country Vet in Appalachia

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Recent release “One-Eyed Jacks and Tripods and Other Stories” from Page Publishing author Doc Mack is a compilation of funny and illuminating stories drawn from decades of experience treating animals of all species in rural Tennessee.

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Doc Mack, a graduate of the University of Tennessee’s first College of Veterinary Medicine class, animal lover, guitar player, storyteller, and songwriter, has completed his book “One-Eyed Jacks and Tripods and Other Stories”: a collection of true tales highlighting the sometimes wild and dangerous but always rewarding adventures of a country vet.

Doc Mack shares, “This book is to share and inform real-life experiences of a veterinary practitioner. I tell real stories of my pre-veterinary and veterinary career in the Smokey Mountains/Appalachian/East Tennessee area. Maybe too graphic for some, it is the way it has been for me as I pursued this career. I hope and intend to share heartwarming and interesting stories of people and animals—domestic and exotic. I now know the importance of the animal kingdom to us. It is simply ecological history! Our interaction with them and theirs to us can be humorous, loving, sad, traumatic, and educational—well, you know what I mean! Some of these stories are not only recording what I have experienced, but recording the history of people and animals of this area that may be lost otherwise, i.e., stories that involve coon hunting, family survival dependent on their animals, weird predicaments animals get themselves into, weird predicaments we get into treating them medically and surgically.

Snakes, coatimundis, black panthers, lemurs, cockatoos, turtles, ferrets, deer, goats, puppies, kittens, calves, foals, piglets, kids (goat and human!), raccoons, possums, tigers, potbelly pigs, flying squirrel orphans, blind dogs, deaf dogs, three-legged cats, mean mares, killer cows, spoiled iguanas, sick fish, house fire victims, abused animals, orphans—let’s breathe. How funny! This menagerie of a living circus on planet earth is so abundant that it is impossible to get it down on paper or cyber. However, this is my attempt to tell you as much as I can about my veterinary experiences—funny or sad!

I intend for this to be entertaining and hopefully informative, too. Through joy, pain, and suffering we learn, and we learn more and more in our interaction with our animal cousins how important we are to each other. live to learn—learn to live. LOVE TO LEARN- LEARN TO LOVE.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Doc Mack’s tale is a must-read for fans of animals of all shapes and sizes.

Readers who wish to experience this fascinating and poignant work can purchase “One-Eyed Jacks and Tripods and Other Stories” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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