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A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope, Tom Brokaw

Label
A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope
Title
A lucky life interrupted
Title remainder
a memoir of hope
Statement of responsibility
Tom Brokaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Tom Brokaw, the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change--a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life. Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, and a brilliant journalism career culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as bestselling author. But in the summer of 2013, when back pain led him to the doctors at the Mayo Clinic, his run of good luck was interrupted. He received shocking news: He had multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. Friends had always referred to Brokaw's "lucky star," but as he writes in this inspiring memoir, "Turns out that star has a dimmer switch." Brokaw takes us through all the seasons and stages of this surprising year, the emotions, discoveries, setbacks, and struggles--times of denial, acceptance, turning points, and courage. After his diagnosis, Brokaw began to keep a journal, approaching this new stage of his life in a familiar role: as a journalist, determined to learn as much as he could about his condition, to report the story, and help others facing similar battles. That journal became the basis of this wonderfully written memoir, the story of a man coming to terms with his own mortality, contemplating what means the most to him now, and reflecting on what has meant the most to him throughout his life. Brokaw also pauses to look back on some of the important moments in his career: memories of Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the morning of September 11, 2001, in New York City, and more. Through it all, Brokaw writes in the warm, intimate, natural voice of one of America's most beloved journalists, giving us Brokaw on Brokaw, and bringing us with him as he navigates pain, procedures, drug regimens, and physical rehabilitation. Brokaw also writes about the importance of patients taking an active role in their own treatment, and of the vital role of caretakers and coordinated care. Generous, informative, and deeply human, A Lucky Life Interrupted offers a message of understanding and empowerment, resolve and reality, hope for the future and gratitude for a well-lived life"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brokaw, Tom
Dewey number
  • 616.99/4180092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.B6
LC item number
B76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brokaw, Tom
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Physician and patient
Label
A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope, Tom Brokaw
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
230 pages :
Isbn
9781400069699
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015008653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908522682
  • (OCoLC)908205273
Label
A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope, Tom Brokaw
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
230 pages :
Isbn
9781400069699
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015008653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908522682
  • (OCoLC)908205273

Library Locations

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      Ripon Public Library 120 Jefferson St, Ripon, WI, 54971, US
      43.8472278 -88.8390682
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