Joie De Vivre, as I See It: Reflections on Youth and Maturity (Paperback)

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Joie De Vivre, as I See It: Reflections on Youth and Maturity (Paperback)


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Not many people can say they gave up a successful career as a general surgeon to teach yoga ... but not everyone is James K. Weber, M.D.

In this collection of essays and vignettes, he explores how life often happens in unexpected ways: at times humorous, frightening, or sad. Drawing liberally from a palate of characters and places across a wide span of time, he reveals enlightening treasures in commonplace activities.

While the stories focus on the author, he also emphasizes the roles his family, assorted friends, and acquaintances have played in his life. New York City and baseball often are highlighted-and musical, historical, and literary heroes add their flavor to the stew.

Weber also looks back at being a singer, swim meet official, father to four girls, and his enduring love affair with his wife, Mary, as well as their interactions with their assertive chihuahua, Louis le Premier du Lac.

Written in just four months during the coronavirus scourge-when the author wanted to do more than teach yoga via Zoom-this book will leave you laughing out loud.
James K. Weber, M.D. is a Renaissance man for the twenty-first century. From a privileged background steeped in literature, the arts, and music, he went on to medical school. After thirty years as a surgeon with special emphasis on weight loss, he launched a second career as a yoga teacher. He and the love of his life finally got to do life together, on a floating home in Seattle. Previously, he has written about weight loss surgery, etiquette, and his personal journey. With Joie de Vivre, he takes on just about everything else.

Product Details ISBN: 9781665708548
ISBN-10: 1665708549
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English