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Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last | [Lee Lipsenthal]

Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last

As medical director of the famed Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Lee Lipsenthal helped thousands of patients struggling with disease to overcome their fears of pain and death and to embrace a more joyful way of living. In his own life, happily married and the proud father of two remarkable children, Lee was similarly committed to living his life fully and gratefully each day. The power of those beliefs was tested in July 2009, when Lee was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Enjoy Every Sandwich distills everything Lee learned about how we find meaning....
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Publisher's Summary

This book is a culmination of what I’ve learned. I hope it will open the door for you to embrace your humanity, accept uncertainty, and live a life of gratitude. -from Enjoy Every Sandwich

As medical director of the famed Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Lee Lipsenthal helped thousands of patients struggling with disease to overcome their fears of pain and death and to embrace a more joyful way of living. In his own life, happily married and the proud father of two remarkable children, Lee was similarly committed to living his life fully and gratefully each day.

The power of those beliefs was tested in July 2009, when Lee was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. As Lee and his wife, Kathy, navigated his diagnosis, illness, and treatment, he discovered that he did not fear death, and that even as he was facing his own mortality, he felt more fully alive than ever before. In the bestselling tradition of Tuesdays with Morrie, told with humor and heart, and deeply inspiring, Enjoy Every Sandwich distills everything Lee learned about how we find meaning, purpose, and peace in our lives.

From the Hardcover edition.

©2011 Lee Lipsenthal (P)2011 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Dr. Lipsenthal is a profound explorer of our inner and outer worlds. Enjoy Every Sandwich will help you heal your fear of death and embrace the true joy of life’s extraordinary journey." (Edgar Dean Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut)

"Often, patients given a terminal diagnosis reach a surprising, transforming conclusion--you have to be ready to die to embrace being alive. But Lee Lipsenthal tells his story with such intimacy and humanity that this paradoxical fact can be accessed even by those who have not (yet) leaned out over the abyss. To deny death is to deny life. Read Enjoy Every Sandwich to know why." (Andrew Weil, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of Healthy Aging and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health)

"This book is about the lessons one learns on the journey from understanding the experience of life and all its difficulties. It contains the profound wisdom derived from the greatest teacher, our mortality. So read on and learn how to spend your life's precious time with more love and less fear." (Bernie Siegel, M.D., Author of Peace, Love & Healing, and Love, Medicine & Miracles)

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    Janice Oceanside, CA 11-22-11
    Janice Oceanside, CA 11-22-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved the book...LOVE the Audiobook, too!"

    This is a compelling book. A good, albeit ultimately sad, story is told along with many lessons for living a meaningful life. The fact that it's read by the author, Lee Lipsenthal, made it even a more powerful experience for me - especially knowing he died before the book was published. This book is a gift to anyone who reads it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth E. Johnson Houston, TX United States 03-25-13
    Elizabeth E. Johnson Houston, TX United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Life Altering 'Meal!'"
    Where does Enjoy Every Sandwich rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the very top of my list!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dr. Lipsenthal was overwhelmingly real in how he told his story, no inflated ego or exaggerated drama, simply human responses exposed in the brightest of lights.


    What does Lee Lipsenthal and Dean Ornish bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The emotions heard through their voices lend a sense of intimacy that written words alone could not possibly express.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Enjoy Every Sandwich...the meal of a lifetime!


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to this book over and over again because of the value of Dr. Lipsenthal's message is not to be experienced once and then forgotten; it must become a part of my own journey.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Hickman Millsboro, De, United States 04-16-12
    Crystal Hickman Millsboro, De, United States 04-16-12

    Love to read, and now Love to Listen!

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    "Brilliant!"

    Can not say enough about this book. As a bit of a memoir, fascinating and gave me personally some sense of peace with the fates of us all. Mr. Lipsenthal narrating the book, only made it that much more poignant and heartbreaking at times, but also made it very uplifting. What an amazing character and spirit in this man, how he must be missed. I recommend to listen and then pass on the recommendation to all your friends, then listen again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adam DAVIE, FL, United States 12-27-11
    Adam DAVIE, FL, United States 12-27-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Some very compelling life lessons!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Lee shares some deep insights into living life to the fullest, leaving the fear or death behind and living in the moment. There is some very enlightening material here, and I am very glad I was able to find this book, it is a life changer for most who spend the time to listed and really ponder the contents. The world is a better place for having this man in it! Definite read!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Juanita Makawao, HI, United States 11-08-11
    Juanita Makawao, HI, United States 11-08-11
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    "Powerful, Inspirational and Transforming"

    brilliantly written and profoundly moving book. Dr. Lipsenthal's inspired me to live fully, love deeply and be grounded in a life that is both spiritual and human every day.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    carol Coquitlam, BC, Canada 01-23-12
    carol Coquitlam, BC, Canada 01-23-12
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    "Very Good, but ....."

    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It reiterated that life is short, you must live life fully and with love and awareness. That any day is as good a day as another to die, and you can die fearlessly. Just not , exactly, how to do this.
    This was written by a prominent physician.
    He practiced mind/body awareness through meditation and yoga.
    He had the best medical resources available.
    He had an extremely loving and supportive family.
    Yes, it was interesting to see how a man so well connected, dealt with this unexpected forced fork in the road.
    Identification with this man's story could be somewhat difficult for the average person, but it didn't make the story any "less."
    If you are going into this story looking for answers, or partial answers, perhaps this book wouldn't be for you. Or rather, if you are looking for "enjoy each day" and " be mindful " for your health, you will find it here.
    After this, the book recounts the doctor's life between his diagnosis and his death.
    (he actually died before the book was in print)
    Perhaps more of the author's thoughts or emotions could have been present.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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