What I Learned When I Almost Died
How A Maniac Tv Producer Put Down His Blackberry and Started to Live His LifeBook - 2011
Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television. At eleven, he began filming himself as he delivered the news. And by the time he was thirty-five, he landed his dream job: a fast-paced, demanding spot at the helm of MSNBC's Morning Joe-- one of the most popular shows on cable TV. He had become a real-life Jerry Maguire: hard-charging, obsessively competitive, and willing to sacrifice anything to get it done. He felt invincible. Then one day Chris heard a pop in his head, followed by a whoosh of blood and crippling pain. Doctors at the ER said he had suffered a near-deadly brain hemorrhage. Chris's life had almost been cut short, and he had eight long days in a hospital bed to think about it.
What I Learned When I Almost Died tells the story of what happened next.
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What a great title but what a big disappointment this autobiographical novel is from the "Morning Joe" producer Michael Licht. Wow he has a cool job, wow he had a bad headache, oh and he knew someone who knew someone who knew VP Joe Biden. Isn't it nice to know the rich and famous who can get you the best medical care? What about other poor smoes who maybe had the same but more unfortunate results. He ended up being dx with a small one time brain hemorrhage and was off work for maybe a month. Big deal, big disappointment. I found nothing NOTHING whatsoever inspiring in this inspid self absorbed tale of a man who has an ego and the friends who assisted him in writing this book.
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