A Lucky Life Interrupted
A Memoir of HopeeBook - 2015
Brokaw on Brokaw. In this powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change, the bestselling author and former NBC anchorman chronicles a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on his long, lucky life. Tom Brokaw has led a lucky life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, a brilliant journalism career culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News, and author of The Greatest Generation and other books. But in the summer of 2013, when nagging back pain led him to consult with the doctors at the Mayo Clinic, his run of good fortune was interrupted. There he received the shocking news that 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...
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