By Tom Brokaw
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WITH a brand new PREFACE through the writer • From Tom Brokaw, the bestselling writer of The maximum Generation, comes a robust memoir of a yr of dramatic change—a 12 months spent scuffling with melanoma and reflecting on an extended, satisfied, and fortunate life.
Tom Brokaw has led a lucky existence, with a robust marriage and relations, many buddies, and a super journalism profession culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as bestselling writer. yet in the summertime of 2013, while again discomfort led him to the medical professionals on the Mayo medical institution, 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 observed Brokaw’s “lucky star,” yet as he writes during this inspiring memoir, “Turns out that superstar has a dimmer switch.”
Brokaw takes us via the entire seasons and phases of this unbelievable yr, the sentiments, discoveries, setbacks, and struggles—times of denial, recognition, turning issues, and braveness. After his analysis, Brokaw started to preserve a magazine, forthcoming this new degree of his existence in a well-known function: as a journalist, decided to profit up to he may well approximately his situation, to file the tale, and support others dealing with comparable battles. That magazine grew to become the foundation of this splendidly written memoir, the tale of a guy coming to phrases together with his personal mortality, considering what potential the main to him now, and reflecting on what has intended the main to him all through his life.
Brokaw additionally pauses to seem again on a number of the very important moments in his occupation: stories of Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the morning of September eleven, 2001, in manhattan urban, and extra. via all of it, Brokaw writes within the hot, intimate, traditional voice of 1 of America’s so much cherished newshounds, giving us Brokaw on Brokaw, and bringing us with him as he navigates soreness, approaches, drug regimens, and actual rehabilitation. Brokaw additionally writes in regards to the significance of sufferers taking an energetic function of their personal therapy, and of the important function of caretakers and coordinated care.
beneficiant, informative, and deeply human, A fortunate lifestyles Interrupted offers a message of realizing and empowerment, unravel and fact, desire for the longer term and gratitude for a well-lived life.
Praise for A fortunate existence Interrupted
“It’s very unlikely to not be encouraged by way of Brokaw’s tale, and his willingness to percentage it.”—Los Angeles Times
“A robust memoir of combating melanoma and dealing with mortality . . . throughout the prism of his personal disease, Brokaw seems to be on the greater photo of getting older in America.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Moving, informative and deeply personal.”—The day-by-day Beast
“The former NBC information anchor has utilized the fact-finding abilities and easy candor that have been his inventory in exchange in the course of his reporting days to A fortunate lifestyles Interrupted.”—USA Today
“Brokaw doesn’t paste a smiley face on his tale. many times, the booklet returns to tales of loss but in addition of grace, good fortune and the great thing about having one other swing at bat.”—The Washington Post
“Engaging . . . [with] the type of perception that's ordinary of Mr. Brokaw’s lifestyle and now to illness.”—The Wall road Journal
“Powerful and brave . . . [Brokaw] seems forward to the long run with hope.”—Bookreporter
“Wryly good-natured . . . a sensible and oddly comforting examine the hardest information of all.”—Kirkus Reviews