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Not the Last Goodbye: On Life, Death, Healing, and Cancer by [Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD David]
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“A small book with a big message that provides a poignant coda to Servan-Schreiber's life’s work. . . . He goes to great pains to remind us that though he himself will (and did) lose his battle with cancer, adopting an antican­cer approach allowed him a measure of life and love that far exceeded diagnostic pre­diction and statistics. . . . When Servan-Schreiber claims this is not his last goodbye to us, he enacts the very thing that allows his gift of sage advice to live on, the best medicine of all (in addition to good eats): optimism, fidelity and hope.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 
“An epistle of hope in which Servan-Schreiber recounts his battle with cancer, his efforts to fully live his final months, and the lessons he has learned along the way. Humbly detailing his fears, regrets, and hopes for his family and those of others fighting cancer, he remains till the end a man committed to living. Readers will find this book touching, enlightening, and most importantly, life-affirming.” — Publishers Weekly

 
“With poignant simplicity and heartbreaking humility, recently deceased psychiatrist Servan-Schreiber recounts the events of the year preceding his final battle with brain cancer. . . . Rather than falling into despair, he faced his many rounds of hospitalization, surgery and radiation treatment with courageous resolve. . . . For the author, dying was not an inevitable fate that would separate him from the life he so loved. Rather, it was a gift that allowed him to cultivate inner peace and forge even closer ties with those who mattered most. . . . A profoundly human book that touches readers with a rare and healing candor.” — Kirkus Reviews

 
"A book of dignity, sincerity, and breathtaking beauty. . . . In this often joyous account, David Servan-Schreiber helps us look at death and prepare ourselves to die well. It's a very powerful read that inspires deep appreciation." — Le Point

 
"Each word rings true, each memory lingers, each detail of his life brings us closer to the human condition. This book is a gift." — Elle

 
"A book that is as lucid as it is personal . . . brave, bright, committed." — Le Temps

 
"In this book, David Servan-Schreiber shares with us his many selves - the intimate and the public, the confident and fearful, the joyous and the pained. Each side of David has a story to tell, and a goodbye to offer that is both beautiful and profound. Together, they provide a glimpse of the choreography of spirit that lived within this gifted pioneer."
— Jonathan D. Cohen, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute

 
“In his books, David Servan-Schreiber teaches readers methods for taking control of their lives both psychologically and physically. Now, in his final introspective volume, he also teaches us how to face the ultimate and inevitable challenge—our own death. Moving, informative and inspiring . . . Not the Last Goodbye is the gift of a wise and compassionate man ‘dying well’ and leaving a roadmap of empowerment to guide others.”
— Francine Shapiro, PhD, Founder of EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs

 
“In this inspiring book, David Servan-Schreiber tells us the remarkable story of how a brain cancer at age 32 transformed his life and in turn led him to reconsider how cancer can be prevented and should be treated. His writing is both moving and elegant; it will leave no one untouched. His wisdom and lucidity leads all of us to re-examine what is important in our life, and in our death.”— Benoit H. Mulsant, MD, Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto

 
"In the last months of his life, Dr. David Servan-Schreiber gives us a rare glimpse at the universal experience of dying and reveals lessons on a good life and a good death. This book enriches our lives and provides comfort for those near the end of life and those who care for them. Dr. Servan-Schreiber encourages us to seek 'calm' and be mindful of ourselves and the world around us. In this way, we will be healthier and so will the planet."
— Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, Professor and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center

About the Author

David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and cofounder of the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre. He's lectured at leading international academic centres, including Stanford, Columbia, Cornell and Cambridge Universities. His first book The Instinct to Heal was an international bestseller and France's bestselling non-fiction book of the year in 2004, selling over 600,000 copies in the trade edition alone. His latest book is Anticancer (2008).


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  • File Size: 268 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Viking; 1 edition (November 17, 2011)
  • Publication Date: November 17, 2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OH99GU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #659,618 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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