What I Learned When I Almost Died: How a Maniac TV Producer Put Down His Blackberry and Started to Live His Life

What I Learned When I Almost Died: How a Maniac TV Producer Put Down His Blackberry and Started to Live His Life

What do you learn when your brain goes pop? Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television. At eleven, he began filming himself as he delivered the news. And by the time he was thirty-five, he landed his dream job: a fast-paced, demanding spot at the What do you learn when your brain goes pop? Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years ol...

DownloadRead Online
Title:What I Learned When I Almost Died: How a Maniac TV Producer Put Down His Blackberry and Started to Live His Life
Author:Chris Licht
Rating:
Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B004A90BR4
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

What I Learned When I Almost Died: How a Maniac TV Producer Put Down His Blackberry and Started to Live His Life Reviews

  • Anna
    Jul 02, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

  • Diana
    Nov 11, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

  • Rachel  Cassandra
    Mar 31, 2013

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

  • Charlotte
    May 24, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

  • Tricia
    Oct 06, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

    A fast read, nicely written medical story of one minute being healthy and the next sick. So sick,it wasn't certain that he would live through the illness. He became aware of how many people around him cared about him and his well being. Going from sickness to wellness is a journey and ...

    Chris Licht's story of unexpected serious illness and its impact on his views on life and fmily are inspiring. We should all reflect on what is truly important in life: family, friends; and loving relationships and actions. ...

    Um, what did he learn? I'm not sure that the author answered the question that is the title of the book. While this was fairly written and an interesting story, I expected it to have a "WOW" factor that was sadly lacking. Lukewarm. ...

  • Minrose
    Feb 18, 2012

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

    A fast read, nicely written medical story of one minute being healthy and the next sick. So sick,it wasn't certain that he would live through the illness. He became aware of how many people around him cared about him and his well being. Going from sickness to wellness is a journey and ...

  • DJ
    Nov 14, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

  • SenoraG
    May 04, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

  • Ben Campbell
    Mar 27, 2012

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

  • Anthony
    Sep 05, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

  • Ruds
    May 07, 2012

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

    A fast read, nicely written medical story of one minute being healthy and the next sick. So sick,it wasn't certain that he would live through the illness. He became aware of how many people around him cared about him and his well being. Going from sickness to wellness is a journey and ...

    Chris Licht's story of unexpected serious illness and its impact on his views on life and fmily are inspiring. We should all reflect on what is truly important in life: family, friends; and loving relationships and actions. ...

    Um, what did he learn? I'm not sure that the author answered the question that is the title of the book. While this was fairly written and an interesting story, I expected it to have a "WOW" factor that was sadly lacking. Lukewarm. ...

    The story of how a brain problem caused Chris to rethink his values and priorities. The book was easy to read and interesting but it didn't have a very long-term ' i learned'. He seems to have learned a few things but did they stick as time went on? That's what i want to know. ...

    Why this had even seen print? Boggles the mind. ...

  • Cheryl
    Jul 12, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

  • Angie
    Jun 04, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

  • Karin
    Jul 07, 2012

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

    A fast read, nicely written medical story of one minute being healthy and the next sick. So sick,it wasn't certain that he would live through the illness. He became aware of how many people around him cared about him and his well being. Going from sickness to wellness is a journey and ...

    Chris Licht's story of unexpected serious illness and its impact on his views on life and fmily are inspiring. We should all reflect on what is truly important in life: family, friends; and loving relationships and actions. ...

    Um, what did he learn? I'm not sure that the author answered the question that is the title of the book. While this was fairly written and an interesting story, I expected it to have a "WOW" factor that was sadly lacking. Lukewarm. ...

    The story of how a brain problem caused Chris to rethink his values and priorities. The book was easy to read and interesting but it didn't have a very long-term ' i learned'. He seems to have learned a few things but did they stick as time went on? That's what i want to know. ...

  • Patricia
    Aug 21, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

    A fast read, nicely written medical story of one minute being healthy and the next sick. So sick,it wasn't certain that he would live through the illness. He became aware of how many people around him cared about him and his well being. Going from sickness to wellness is a journey and ...

    Chris Licht's story of unexpected serious illness and its impact on his views on life and fmily are inspiring. We should all reflect on what is truly important in life: family, friends; and loving relationships and actions. ...

    Um, what did he learn? I'm not sure that the author answered the question that is the title of the book. While this was fairly written and an interesting story, I expected it to have a "WOW" factor that was sadly lacking. Lukewarm. ...

    The story of how a brain problem caused Chris to rethink his values and priorities. The book was easy to read and interesting but it didn't have a very long-term ' i learned'. He seems to have learned a few things but did they stick as time went on? That's what i want to know. ...

    Why this had even seen print? Boggles the mind. ...

    I can save you the time reading this book entitled "What I Learned When I Almost Died," by saying he did not learn much. ...

  • Sarah
    Jul 12, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

    A fast read, nicely written medical story of one minute being healthy and the next sick. So sick,it wasn't certain that he would live through the illness. He became aware of how many people around him cared about him and his well being. Going from sickness to wellness is a journey and ...

    Chris Licht's story of unexpected serious illness and its impact on his views on life and fmily are inspiring. We should all reflect on what is truly important in life: family, friends; and loving relationships and actions. ...

    Um, what did he learn? I'm not sure that the author answered the question that is the title of the book. While this was fairly written and an interesting story, I expected it to have a "WOW" factor that was sadly lacking. Lukewarm. ...

    The story of how a brain problem caused Chris to rethink his values and priorities. The book was easy to read and interesting but it didn't have a very long-term ' i learned'. He seems to have learned a few things but did they stick as time went on? That's what i want to know. ...

    Why this had even seen print? Boggles the mind. ...

    I can save you the time reading this book entitled "What I Learned When I Almost Died," by saying he did not learn much. ...

    Much more "what happened to me" than "what I learned"... ...

    Easy read. Good reminder of putting things in perspective in life. I enjoyed this book. ...

    Athens Regional Library - Main Branch Short, expected more in depth, but I found the honesty about working behind the scenes in media very candid and refreshing. ...

  • Linnet
    Aug 13, 2011

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

  • Nicole Smith
    Feb 09, 2015

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

  • Rosemary Daly
    Jan 03, 2014

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

    A fast read, nicely written medical story of one minute being healthy and the next sick. So sick,it wasn't certain that he would live through the illness. He became aware of how many people around him cared about him and his well being. Going from sickness to wellness is a journey and ...

    Chris Licht's story of unexpected serious illness and its impact on his views on life and fmily are inspiring. We should all reflect on what is truly important in life: family, friends; and loving relationships and actions. ...

  • Cherish
    Feb 13, 2014

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

  • Brad Larsen
    Sep 13, 2015

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

    A fast read, nicely written medical story of one minute being healthy and the next sick. So sick,it wasn't certain that he would live through the illness. He became aware of how many people around him cared about him and his well being. Going from sickness to wellness is a journey and ...

    Chris Licht's story of unexpected serious illness and its impact on his views on life and fmily are inspiring. We should all reflect on what is truly important in life: family, friends; and loving relationships and actions. ...

    Um, what did he learn? I'm not sure that the author answered the question that is the title of the book. While this was fairly written and an interesting story, I expected it to have a "WOW" factor that was sadly lacking. Lukewarm. ...

    The story of how a brain problem caused Chris to rethink his values and priorities. The book was easy to read and interesting but it didn't have a very long-term ' i learned'. He seems to have learned a few things but did they stick as time went on? That's what i want to know. ...

    Why this had even seen print? Boggles the mind. ...

    I can save you the time reading this book entitled "What I Learned When I Almost Died," by saying he did not learn much. ...

    Much more "what happened to me" than "what I learned"... ...

  • C
    Feb 11, 2012

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

    A fast read, nicely written medical story of one minute being healthy and the next sick. So sick,it wasn't certain that he would live through the illness. He became aware of how many people around him cared about him and his well being. Going from sickness to wellness is a journey and ...

    Chris Licht's story of unexpected serious illness and its impact on his views on life and fmily are inspiring. We should all reflect on what is truly important in life: family, friends; and loving relationships and actions. ...

    Um, what did he learn? I'm not sure that the author answered the question that is the title of the book. While this was fairly written and an interesting story, I expected it to have a "WOW" factor that was sadly lacking. Lukewarm. ...

    The story of how a brain problem caused Chris to rethink his values and priorities. The book was easy to read and interesting but it didn't have a very long-term ' i learned'. He seems to have learned a few things but did they stick as time went on? That's what i want to know. ...

    Why this had even seen print? Boggles the mind. ...

    I can save you the time reading this book entitled "What I Learned When I Almost Died," by saying he did not learn much. ...

    Much more "what happened to me" than "what I learned"... ...

    Easy read. Good reminder of putting things in perspective in life. I enjoyed this book. ...

  • Barb Wiseberg
    Apr 23, 2012

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

  • Maria
    Jun 30, 2012

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

    As is often the case for me, this was a book I picked up at the library when I went in for something else entirely. And is also often the case, I read this book before the one I went for (and enjoyed it more). Hearing an example of someone who looked at their life and re-assessed w...

    It's hard to say what I felt about this book. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. I enjoyed the telling of the story but I couldn't help but feel like the author was a bit full of himself. I admired his calmness during the emergency. He didn't panic but called his father who ...

    As a whole, I liked reading this book. a lot of the "show"based information I didn't care for, but it also gave me a better idea of who Chris was and is. I like the "plot"and the thought that anger really won't help you control anything. and how anger isn't worth the time when you real...

    This book definitely helped me get my priorities straight. I would have liked if he would have added a chapter containing his lessons learned summarized and indicating what he is now doing differently. Unfortunately, the book does't go beyond a very interesting story of what the author...

    This is maybe the worst book I've ever read. I wanted to get through it, to find out, you know, what it is that he learned. I will summarize for you so you don't have to read it: Work is not quite as important as family, though it's still pretty damn important. And, let go of the s...

    As far as the industry goes, you won't get a more accurate portrayal of what it's like to be a TV producer. The decisions you make, the way you treat people, and the impact it has on your personal life. That's why I chose to read the book, but if I was looking for a great life lesson, ...

    I enjoyed reading about Chris Licht's career and have to admit that this was a quick read. However, I'm not sure there was much of a lesson that came out of this book. Licht definitely learned a few things (we all would if we came that close to death), but as a reader, nope. Can't say ...

    Chris Licht was 38 when he had an aneurysm. He pretty much learned what everyone learns from a near death experience: family matters, slow down, appreciate life . . . but one thing that he took away that I haven't heard before is to consider that nobody knows how much time they have, s...

    A fast read, nicely written medical story of one minute being healthy and the next sick. So sick,it wasn't certain that he would live through the illness. He became aware of how many people around him cared about him and his well being. Going from sickness to wellness is a journey and ...

    Chris Licht's story of unexpected serious illness and its impact on his views on life and fmily are inspiring. We should all reflect on what is truly important in life: family, friends; and loving relationships and actions. ...

    Um, what did he learn? I'm not sure that the author answered the question that is the title of the book. While this was fairly written and an interesting story, I expected it to have a "WOW" factor that was sadly lacking. Lukewarm. ...

    The story of how a brain problem caused Chris to rethink his values and priorities. The book was easy to read and interesting but it didn't have a very long-term ' i learned'. He seems to have learned a few things but did they stick as time went on? That's what i want to know. ...

    Why this had even seen print? Boggles the mind. ...

    I can save you the time reading this book entitled "What I Learned When I Almost Died," by saying he did not learn much. ...

    Much more "what happened to me" than "what I learned"... ...

    Easy read. Good reminder of putting things in perspective in life. I enjoyed this book. ...

    Athens Regional Library - Main Branch Short, expected more in depth, but I found the honesty about working behind the scenes in media very candid and refreshing. ...

    For more bang for your buck, check out the author's interview with Charlie Rose. More interesting, to the point, and left me with a better impression than the book. ...

  • Deborah Martinez
    Apr 10, 2018

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

  • Kristen
    Aug 22, 2018

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

  • Ben Klayer
    Sep 08, 2015

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

    This book isn't particularly deep or insightful. Don't let the title deceive you; there's no miraculous revelation, no life-altering thought, no grand motif. "What I Learned When I Almost Died" is, however, entertaining. When I first picked up the novel, I had absolutely no clue who...

  • Tiffany
    May 07, 2017

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

  • Sonja
    Aug 02, 2018

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...

    Well written, informative and heartfelt. ...

  • Grady Lawlor
    Feb 12, 2017

    http://charlotteswebofbooks.blogspot.... It seems like recently, anyone who has had a near death experience gets a book deal. Famous not famous, good story or not a good story they sell their story to the closest publisher. What I Learned When I Almost Died is a bit different a...

    First and foremost, I would suggest this book for people looking to read something while on their commute; it would be a great book to read on a train or subway. I would also suggest people get this on loan from the library rather than make an investment in purchasing it. Despite t...

    When Chris Licht learned about the survival rates for people who have suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, he knew how fortunate he was to be alive. The executive producer of MSNBC's Morning Joe program had just wrapped up another show in April of 2010 when he heard something pop inside...

    I loved this book, as I suffered a stroke one month ago today, and although, Chris suffered a brain aneurysm, everything he touched base on in this book hit home with me. Things I have thought, said out loud, asked my neurosurgeon etc. My neurosurgeon, like Chris' did his neurosurgical...

    This book really spoke to me. Having been diagnosed with an aneurysm and undergoing surgery the following week myself this year, Chris' experiences really hit home with me. As a high school teacher and yearbook adviser, I take a lot of little criticisms to heart. I agonize over decisio...

    This is a sad and happy story. Sad for Chris Licht for having to go through such a horrendous illness, and happy because the knowledge he had gained from his unfortunate experience. His writing style is simple yet good, his language is common yet informative. The read is so quick and a...

    Loved it - a quick read, at 162 pages - a reminder of how precious life can be, and how illness can change our life, and those around us, in a second. The book is told with humour and honesty, and thank goodness, with a happy ending! ...

    http://escapingbetweenthepages.com/20... This short read may only have 162 pages, but the impact it brings makes it feel much larger than that. Chris Licht has everything going for him. He?s producing the ?Morning Joe? show and essentially living his dream when his brain ?...

    This book was awful. Contradicted itself. It says, 'how a maniac tv producer put down his blackberry and started to live his life' which is what drew me in. Then I'm waiting to read about that-and that didn't actually happen. It even says toward the end, 'it's true. My blackberry and I...

    This book was a well-put account of the way things can turn sideways in an instant to make you change your outlook on life. If Licht included more advice on how he applies his new approach on the daily it would have been more of a must read. I look forward to more from the author if he...