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A Lucky Life Interrupted - A Memoir of Hope

Tom Brokaw

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful memoir of a dramatic year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life-from the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than fifty years 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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

5h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:54


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:32