Tom Brokaw's A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope PDF

By Tom Brokaw

ISBN-10: 0679604669

ISBN-13: 9780679604662

Tom Brokaw has led a lucky existence, with a powerful marriage and kinfolk, many buddies, and a super journalism occupation culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly information and as bestselling writer. yet in the summertime of 2013, whilst again soreness led him to the medical professionals on the Mayo health facility, his run of excellent success was once interrupted. He got stunning information: He had a number of myeloma, a treatable yet incurable blood melanoma. acquaintances had continuously noted Brokaw's "lucky star," yet as he writes during this inspiring memoir, "Turns out that superstar has a dimmer switch."

Brokaw takes us via all of the seasons and phases of this wonderful yr, the sentiments, discoveries, setbacks, and struggles--times of denial, recognition, turning issues, and braveness. After his prognosis, Brokaw started to preserve a magazine, forthcoming this new degree of his lifestyles in a well-recognized function: as a journalist, decided to benefit up to he may approximately his situation, to record the tale, and aid others dealing with related battles. That magazine grew to become the root of this splendidly written memoir, the tale of a guy coming to phrases together with his personal mortality, considering what capacity the main to him now, and reflecting on what has intended the main to him all through his life.

Brokaw additionally pauses to appear again on the various very important moments in his profession: thoughts of Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the morning of September eleven, 2001, in long island urban, and extra. via all of it, Brokaw writes within the hot, intimate, average voice of 1 of America's so much liked newshounds, giving us Brokaw on Brokaw, and bringing us with him as he navigates ache, techniques, drug regimens, and actual rehabilitation. Brokaw additionally writes in regards to the value of sufferers taking an energetic function of their personal therapy, and of the important function of caretakers and coordinated care.

Generous, informative, and deeply human, A fortunate existence Interrupted deals a message of figuring out and empowerment, unravel and truth, desire for the longer term and gratitude for a well-lived lifestyles.

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