The Anatomy of Hope
- How People Prevail in the Face of Illness
- Narrated by: Jerome Groopman
- Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-14-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Can hope contribute to recovery by changing physical well-being? To answer this hotly debated question, Groopman embarked on an investigative journey to cutting-edge laboratories where researchers are unraveling an authentic biology of hope. There he finds a scientific basis for understanding the role of this vital emotion in the outcome of illness.
Here is a book that offers a new way of thinking about hope, with a message for all readers, not only patients and their families. "We are just beginning to appreciate hope's reach," Groopman writes, "and have not defined its limits. I see hope as the very heart of healing."
"[Groopman] enters the paradoxical hope of cancer patients with a different sort of sympathy. His project is to dissect it meticulously, to find patterns behind it, and to understand its biology....Groopman contends that hope itself is in effect a vital organ, an entity that desperately needs sustenance, and that this sustenance is as essential to living as 'the very oxygen we breathe'." (The New York Times Book Review)
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By Nicholas Grimaldi on 03-25-07
Absolutely a great book. This abridged format is better than the unabridged. Most importantly, it is read by the author.
A MUST read.
Should be read by all audiences. This is a book that will add to all your life experiences. Vitally important for you to read!
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