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  • 1.  New Book

    Posted 03-29-2019 19:08
    I WILL KEEP YOU ALIVE: A CARDIOVASCULAR ROMANCE, by Bob and Adele Levin, is a jointly written account by my wife and I, about the eight months in which I had two heart attacks, received seven stents, was coded twice, spent two-and-a-half days in a medically induced coma, and had open heart surgery. (There was also some afib and, later, an ICD.) I write from the POV of the patient and my wife from that of the primary caregiver, and there is significant input from my cardiologist. The official publication date is April 1, when it will be available in local bookstores, on-line, and, signed, from us for those who send $20 (and a return address) to Spruce Hill Press, POB 9492, Berkeley, CA 94709.

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    Bob] Levin
    Berkeley CA
    adelbob@comcast.netRobertRobert
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  • 2.  RE: New Book

    Posted 03-29-2019 19:14
    I forgot to add that Ram Dass called our book, "An inspiring story of a journey through illness toward love, compassion and being."
    Peace,​

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    Bob] Levin
    Berkeley CA
    adelbob@comcast.netRobertRobert
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  • 3.  RE: New Book

    Posted 03-30-2019 11:45
    Congratulations, Bob.  I just purchased your book on Amazon.  They are offering same day delivery tomorrow and I'm not one to turn down such an offer.  After all, this is borrowed time for me since my own heart attack and bypass surgery thirteen months ago.

    To all who read this, I know the book must be terrific based on what I know about Bob and also what I know about Ram Das, whose praise, more than mine. should convince everyone to purchase a copy today.

    All the best to Bob, Adele and all my sisters and brothers on this site,

    Ira

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    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ
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  • 4.  RE: New Book

    Posted 03-30-2019 10:51
    Good for you Bob and Adele - and thanks for sharing your journey with the MH community!

    Best Regards,
    John Constantine
    510-282-8794 mobile
    Sent from my iPad




  • 5.  RE: New Book

    Posted 03-31-2019 08:00
    Congratulations Bob & Adele on your new book!
    Thank you for sharing your journey!
    I just ordered a copy!
    Bev Goldstein
    President Chapter 333
    The Villages , Fl

    Sent from my iPad




  • 6.  RE: New Book

    Posted 04-01-2019 07:31
    Congratulations Bob and Adele,
    Ordered our book yesterday and it should arrive by Friday. We are excited to read it and promote it within our chapter and with others we visit.

    Bill and Sharon Field
    Chapter 175
    Charleston, SC

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  • 7.  RE: New Book

    Posted 04-01-2019 09:44

                  Thanks to all who ordered the book. We look forward to your reactions. You can e-mail us directly at adelbob@comcast.net.

    Bob and Adele Levin

     

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  • 8.  RE: New Book

    Posted 04-04-2019 11:46

    Dear Friends,

    I have just completed "I Will Keep You Alive: A Cardiovascular Romance" by Bob and Adele Levin.  It was a riveting, emotional and inspiring experience.  It was not an easy read, at times, because the harrowing experiences that Bob and Adele endured brought up memories of my own experiences as a heart attack and bypass patient with complications, and because Adele's fears and struggles as Bob's wife of 40 years and caregiver mirrored my wife's experience with me when it was not clear to her whether I was going to survive.  I expect that you will have the same experience when you read the book.

     Notwithstanding the difficult emotions that the book evoked for me, I could not put it down.  It is 164 pages long, but I read it in two days, really two sittings, even though I was busy at my full-time job on the days that I read the book.  It is so well written that Bob, Adele and their doctors, including Dr. Fleur, Bob's cardiologist, come alive on the pages and become your friends, people that you care about.  Although I know Bob somewhat through the Mended Hearts discussion board and some private email exchanges, I found myself wanting to know how everything turned in the end.  It was as if I was reading a good novel, except that I really knew these people and that their experiences were all to real.

    I cannot recommend this book too much.  Do yourself a favor and purchase it.  I understand that some of you may feel too close to your own heart struggles to read the story of Bob and Adele at this time, but the time will come when you may wish to read it.  For others, this story will be inspirational right now and will reaffirm the conviction that we can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds in regaining and maybe developing, for the first time, the ability to lead full, fulfilling and happy lives regardless of our health issues..      



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    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ
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