Enjoy Every Sandwich

  • by Lee Lipsenthal
  • Narrated by Lee Lipsenthal, Dean Ornish
  • 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This book is a culmination of what I’ve learned. I hope it will open the door for you to embrace your humanity, accept uncertainty, and live a life of gratitude. -from Enjoy Every Sandwich
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 esophageal 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 humor and heart, and deeply inspiring, Enjoy Every Sandwich distills everything Lee learned about how we find meaning, purpose, and peace in our lives.
From the Hardcover edition.


What the Critics Say

"Dr. Lipsenthal is a profound explorer of our inner and outer worlds. 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)
"Often, patients 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., New York Times best-selling 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)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Loved the book...LOVE the Audiobook, too!

This is a compelling book. A good, albeit ultimately sad, story is told along with many lessons for living a meaningful life. The fact that it's read by the author, Lee Lipsenthal, made it even a more powerful experience for me - especially knowing he died before the book was published. This book is a gift to anyone who reads it.
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- Janice

Life Altering 'Meal!'

Where does Enjoy Every Sandwich rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the very top of my list!

What did you like best about this story?

Dr. Lipsenthal was overwhelmingly real in how he told his story, no inflated ego or exaggerated drama, simply human responses exposed in the brightest of lights.

What does Lee Lipsenthal and Dean Ornish bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The emotions heard through their voices lend a sense of intimacy that written words alone could not possibly express.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Enjoy Every Sandwich...the meal of a lifetime!

Any additional comments?

I will listen to this book over and over again because of the value of Dr. Lipsenthal's message is not to be experienced once and then forgotten; it must become a part of my own journey.

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- Elizabeth E. Johnson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio