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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
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tom Brokaw had led a lucky life--marrying his childhood sweetheart (they have been married for 51 years), rising to fame in the journalism world on the Today Show and as the NBC Nightly News anchor for 22 years, publishing the world-renowned book The Greatest Generation--when suddenly he took two inexplicable falls. Nagging back pain led him to the doctors at Mayo, who had shocking news: he had multiple myeloma, the treatable but incurable blood cancer. Brokaw leads the readers through his decision to keep a journal of experiences, during a year of denial, acceptance, struggle, and his courageous battle to get the cancer under control and to go on with his life, even as he reflects on the things he thought about, during a year in a life interrupted: news stories of special significance to him, lessons learned about family and friendship, a man coming to terms with aging and his own mortality. Written in Brokaw's natural, warm voice, this candid, intimate book is a memoir of understanding and empowerment, of the importance of a patient taking charge of his or her condition, of understanding aging, the importance of family and relationships, the role of caretakers and coordinated care, of gratitude for a good life"--
Summary
"Tom Brokaw had led a lucky life--marrying his childhood sweetheart (they have been married for 51 years), rising to fame in the journalism world on the Today Show and as the NBC Nightly News anchor for 22 years, publishing the world-renowned book The Greatest Generation--when suddenly he took two inexplicable falls. Nagging back pain led him to the doctors at Mayo, who had shocking news: he had multiple myeloma, the treatable but incurable blood cancer. Brokaw leads the readers through his decision to keep a journal of experiences, during a year of denial, acceptance, struggle, and his courageous battle to get the cancer under control and to go on with his life, even as he reflects on the things he thought about, during a year in a life interrupted: news stories of special significance to him, lessons learned about family and friendship, a man coming to terms with aging and his own mortality. Written in Brokaw's natural, warm voice, this candid, intimate book is a memoir of understanding and empowerment, of the importance of a patient taking charge of his or her condition, of understanding aging, the importance of family and relationships, the role of caretakers and coordinated care, of gratitude for a good life"--
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10426944
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brokaw, Tom
Dewey number
  • 616.99/4180092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brokaw, Tom
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Physician and patient
  • Television news anchors
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of hope
Label
A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope, Tom Brokaw
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780812982084
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope, Tom Brokaw
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780812982084
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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