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On Having a Heart Attack: A Medical Memoir William ORourke

On Having a Heart Attack: A Medical Memoir

William ORourke

Published April 8th 2006
ISBN : 9780268037260
Paperback
168 pages
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 About the Book 

In the first few pages of William ORourkes gripping book I learned what it feels like to have a heart attack and how the pressure or pleasure of daily events can keep us postponing the visit to the Emergency Room. Now, I tell myself, Ill beMoreIn the first few pages of William ORourkes gripping book I learned what it feels like to have a heart attack and how the pressure or pleasure of daily events can keep us postponing the visit to the Emergency Room. Now, I tell myself, Ill be prepared even in the middle of the night or at a sports event. —Maggie Strong, author of Mainstay: For the Well Spouse of the Chronically IllFor anyone who has ever had a serious medical crisis, or been close to someone who has, William ORourkes book is essential reading. ORourke takes us on a fascinating, compelling journey into the literal and figurative heart of a gloriously full and fragile life. He illuminates much about our vitality and our mortality, and the ways in which fortune and modern medicine can collaborate in our individual and collective fates. This is a rich tale by a splendid storyteller—a most unforgettable, informative, and deeply moving memoir of one mans struggles and triumphs. —Jay Neugeboren, author of Open Heart: A Patients Story of Life-Saving Medicine and Life-Giving FriendshipORourke s book and its long description of having a heart attack may scare the bejesus out of you, but it certainly sheds a lot of light on the subject. Hes writing about what he knows and he knows a lot. His book is full of life—full of heart—and necessary reading for anyone whos ever thought twice about the tough organ that keeps us alive. —Malachy McCourt, author of A Monk Swimming and Bush Lies in State