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The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date December 1, 2003
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Edition Abridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780739310250
ISBN-10 0739310259
Dimensions 1.25 by 4.50 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $25.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The author of The Measure of Our Days explores the diverse ways in which hope and other positive emotions influence the healing process, drawing on thirty years of medical practice and a variety of real-life experiences to analyze the biology of hope, as well as its benefits and limits. Read by Jerome Groopman. Simultaneous.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An inspiring and profoundly enlightening exploration of one doctor’s discovery of how hope can change
the course of illness

Since the time of the ancient Greeks, human beings have believed that hope is essential to life. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Jerome Groopman shows us why.

The search for hope is most urgent at the patient’s bedside. The Anatomy of Hope takes us there, bringing us into the lives of people at pivotal moments when they reach for and find hope--or when it eludes their grasp. Through these intimate portraits, we learn how to distinguish true hope from false, why some people feel they are undeserving of it, and whether we should ever abandon our search.

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."


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Hardcover
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Large print edition from Random House Large Print (January 1, 2004)
9780375433320 | details & prices | 464 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Explores the diverse ways in which hope and other positive emotions influence the healing process, drawing on real-life experiences to analyze the biology of hope, as well as its benefits and limits.
1 edition from Random House Inc (December 1, 2003)
9780375506383 | details & prices | 248 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Explores the diverse ways in which hope and other positive emotions influence the healing process, drawing on real-life experiences to analyze the biology of hope, as well as its benefits and limits.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375757754
 
Reprint edition from Random House Inc (January 11, 2005)
9780375757754 | details & prices | 248 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Explores the diverse ways in which hope and other positive emotions influence the healing process, drawing on real-life experiences to analyze the biology of hope, as well as its benefits and limits.
CD/Spoken Word
Abridged edition from Random House (December 1, 2003)
9780739310267 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The author explores the ways in which hope and other positive emotions influence the healing process, drawing on thirty years of medical practice and real-life experiences to analyze the biology of hope, as well as its benefits and limits.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739310250
 
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Abridged edition from Random House (December 1, 2003)
9780739310250 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The author explores the ways in which hope and other positive emotions influence the healing process, drawing on thirty years of medical practice and real-life experiences to analyze the biology of hope, as well as its benefits and limits.

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