Innovation Life Love

Innovation Life Love : Reflections on Living with Mortality

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"ALS took my voice last year, but not my will to speak. I learned that I am not alone. You are not alone. We are not alone." Facing a diagnosis of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in August 2012, Michael Gollin started a blog called, named for the three elements that mortality and experience taught him are most precious. Traveling with family, contemplating his neighborhood, appreciating nature, advocating for ALS patients, and living a full life despite increasing disability, he chronicles his insights in poems, prose, and speeches, looking for answers to the big questions every day and sharing what he finds. "In my personal and professional life as patent attorney, author, professor, and non-profit entrepreneur," Michael writes, "I've tried to be a productive member of all my communities: family, friends, work, home, country, and planet. When I was diagnosed with ALS, I was dragged into a terrifying new situation, but I realized how lucky I've been in life, and I quickly resolved to make the best of the situation. It has been surprisingly liberating to explore this uncharted territory." This inspirational book chronicling one man's journey through terminal illness is connecting with readers around the world. Here are some excerpted comments posted on Michael's blog. - You are an amazing writer. This captured, with your typical grace, the battlefront you're on and what that means. You continue to be an inspiration .... - Thanks for the inspiration. When I think I've got too many challenges, I remember that an attitude of gratitude, along with acceptance, is the key to positive thinking. Amen. - Gorgeous and timely. - Your grace, strength and dignity are both amazing and inspiring. - Spoken from the heart, and you have a very big heart, Michael! Your heart is far bigger than the ALS. - What a fantastic blog!! Thanks for spreading happiness!! - I read your autobiography and I was amazed by the things you have accomplished and continue accomplishing. How do you find the courage and stamina to keep going? Wow! I will continue checking your blog as I find it very enriching. I wish your life continues full of love and happiness. You are an inspiration! - Your poetry is beautiful and I wish you the best! - Your website is beautiful and inspiring. Sending love. - It brought tears to my eyes how you know you are part of nature. How we all are part of nature. - Comforting and deeply beautiful. Thank you for your wisdom. - A world of wonder, and endless more

Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 390g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514315815
  • 9781514315811

About Michael Gollin

Michael Gollin, author of Innovation Life Love (2015) and Driving Innovation (2008), is a patent attorney whose life was changed in 2012 by the diagnosis of ALS, an incurable disease. He continues to be engaged professionally while advocating on behalf of those with ALS. His blog,, has inspired many readers around the world. http: // more