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""In an abstract way, we all know that life is short and precious. Or, at least, we THINK we know. But for David Menasche — a passionate young teacher diagnosed with terminal cancer at age 34 — that notion was anything but abstract. Filled with a wide-eyed reverence for life, he set off on an audacious journey around the country, determined to visit all his old students and speak to them (and listen to them) about the true priorities of existence. The result is a beautiful, heartfelt, and ultimately important story about love, kinship, gratitude, and miracles."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, author of 'Eat, Pray, Love'. review:

"Having had Mr. Menasche as my teacher, holding his book in my hands is akin to sitting back in his classroom. His class wasn't just about proper syntax or reading poems, and this book isn't just another story about one man's struggle to overcome cancer. He took us fledgling young adults and showed us the hidden beauty and messages beneath the author's words. He ignited a thirst for knowledge, a desire for understanding, a need for more than ordinary. He knew that we were capable of more than we knew ourselves, and through his curricular and non-curricular lessons, we too learned our potential. His book details his cross-country travels, his struggles and triumphs over cancer, and the lessons he learned along the way. If you or someone you know would enjoy an exceptional story about one mans journey to self-acceptance and happiness, please do yourself a favor and buy this book. Many laughs and tears were shed as I read this book. Highly recommended."

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Large format paperback 2014.

225 pages..

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