The Yellow World

How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live
Author(s): Albert Espinosa
Original Publish Date: Sep 16, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.43 hours)
Product Number: Z100085356
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781101913864
Narrator/s: Todd Haberkorn
Publisher: Books on Tape
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A sensational memoir with all the emotional power of The Fault in Our Stars, The Yellow World is the story of cancer and survival that has moved and inspired readers around the world. My heroes don't wear red capes. They wear red bands. Albert Espinosa never wanted to write a book about cancer-so he didn't. Instead, he shares his most touching, funny, tragic, and happy memories in the hopes that others, healthy and sick alike, can draw the same strength and vitality from them. At thirteen, Espinosa was diagnosed with cancer, and he spent the next ten years in and out of hospitals, undergoing one daunting procedure after another, starting with the amputation of his left leg. After going on to lose a lung and half of his liver, he was finally declared cancer-free. Only then did he realize that the one thing sadder than dying is not knowing how to live. In this rich and rewarding book, Espinosa takes us into what he calls "the yellow world," a place where fear loses its meaning; where strangers become, for a moment, your greatest allies; and where the lessons you learn will nourish you for the rest of your life. U.K. praise for The Yellow World "With its uplifting message and simple philosophy, [The Yellow World] has the makings of a spiritual classic."-The Sunday Times "[An] energetic rush of a book...?hat shines with comedy and grace."-The Independent "Heartwarming...?he book everyone's talking about."-Mail on Sunday

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Author(s): Albert Espinosa
Product Number EB00519131
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780345538116

Professional reviews

"Todd Haberkorn narrates this self-help book for living with cancer or other terminal diseases, as told by Albert Espinosa. The author lived with cancer from age 13 to age 24, spending most of those 10 years in the hospital. HaberkornÕs narration is simple and straightforward, especially as he recounts how Espinosa lost his fear of death. While he narrates without a Spanish accent, he delivers seamless Spanish inflections for Spanish terms. His upbeat tone corresponds with the authorÕs positive attitude and advice. Espinosa reminisces about his life with cancer, talking about life, death, and living every day with a positive attitude. Haberkorn recites the lists for living, friendship, relationships, and facing death and disease head-on, aimed at helping listeners live life fully. Translated from Spanish, the advice is written for listeners of all ages. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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