Enjoy Every Sandwich : Living Each Day As If It Were Your Last
The power of those beliefs were tested in July 2009 when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, leaving him with a 90 percent chance of dying within five years. As Lee and his wife Kathy navigated his diagnosis, illness and treatment, he discovered that he did not fear death, and even as he faced his own mortality, he felt more fully alive than ever before.
In the bestselling tradition of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and The Last Lecture, Enjoy Every Sandwich distils everything Lee learned about how we find meaning, purpose and peace in our lives. Told with humour and heart, this deeply inspiring book will help readers embrace their humanity, accept uncertainty and live a life of gratitude - whether they are facing the end now or not.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 134 x 204 x 22mm | 306g
- 05 Jan 2012
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Bantam Press
- London, United Kingdom
from Enjoy Every Sandwich
'Dr. Lipsenthal is a profound explorer of our inner and outer world. Enjoy Every Sandwich will help you heal your fear of death and embrace the true joy of life's extraordinary journey.' Edgar Dean Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut
As medical director of the famed Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Lee Lipsenthal helped thousands of patients struggling with disease to overcome their fears of pain and death and to embrace a more joyful way of living. In his own life, happily married and the proud father of two remarkable children, Lee was similarly committed to living his life fully and gratefully each day.
The power of those beliefs was tested in July 2009, when Lee was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. As Lee and his wife, Kathy, navigated his diagnosis, illness and treatment, he discovered that he did not fear death, and that even as he was facing his own mortality he felt more fully alive than ever before. In the bestselling tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie, told with humour and heart, and deeply inspiring, Enjoy Every Sandwich distils everything Lee learned about how we find meaning, purpose and peace in our lives.
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'Often, patients who are given a terminal diagnosis reach a surprising, transforming conclusion - you have to be ready to die to embrace being alive. But Lee Lipsenthal tells his story with such intimacy and humanity that this paradoxical fact can be accessed even by those who have not (yet) leaned out over the abyss. To deny death is to deny life. Read Enjoy Every Sandwich to know why.' Andrew Weil, M.D., bestselling author of Healthy Aging and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health
'This book is about the lessons one learns on the journey from understanding the experience of life and all its difficulties. It contains the profound wisdom derived from the greatest teacher, our mortality. So read on and learn how to spend your life's precious time with more love and less fear.' Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Peace, Love & Healing and Love, Medicine & Miracles
'With courage and candour, Dr. Lee Lipsenthal shows us that facing death means facing life: your own, and the lives of those around you. After his stunning diagnosis of an often-fatal cancer, Dr. Lipsenthal embarks on a journey of bravery, practicality and humour to guide his way through the greatest of uncertainties. He allows us in, during the dark days and the brighter ones. Let Dr. Lipsenthal be your guide on a journey that, ultimately, all of us will take.' Clint Eastwood
About Lee Lipsenthal