Riverhead Books, Mar 1, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 317 pages
At 15, Pensack was diagnosed with HCM, an enigmatic heart condition which haunted his family's bloodline for three generations. To save himself, he became a doctor--and his own best patient, undergoing multiple surgeries and a heart transplant. While waiting for a donor, Pensack met Williams, a writer who helped him recount his heroic quest to overcome a failing body through the will of the mind.
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This account of Pensack's struggles with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), an often fatal heart condition, gives meaning to the philosophical issues surrounding pain and suffering. It's a wonderful ... Read full review