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The Resource Sometimes brilliant : the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history, Larry Brilliant

Sometimes brilliant : the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history, Larry Brilliant

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Sometimes brilliant : the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history
Title
Sometimes brilliant
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the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history
Statement of responsibility
Larry Brilliant
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The unforgettable, entertaining, and inspiring memoir of the activist, teacher, entrepreneur, and spiritual leader that illuminates some of the most revolutionary events of a generation, many of the legendary people who defined it, and a towering figure at the center of it. Larry Brilliant's life journey has led him on a purposeful path across continents and countercultural movements, marching arm-in-arm with the men and women who defined a generation. A man who has always been in the right place at the right time, Brilliant has engaged with some of the most prominent thought leaders, spiritual masters, heroes, and icons in the world, including Neem Karoli Baba (Maharajji), Martin Luther King, Jr., Steve Jobs, Mikhail Gorbachev, Wavy Gravy, the Grateful Dead, the Dalai Lama, and Barack Obama. But this self-proclaimed "typical Jewish kid from Detroit" was no accidental witness to history. Brilliant is a force of nature in his own right, responsible for some of the most significant medical, spiritual, and social achievements of the past century--from the eradication of smallpox and treatment of blindness to introducing the teachings of the Maharajji to the Woodstock Generation, to launching Google's philanthropic enterprises. Now for the first time, Brilliant reflects on his remarkable life and his extraordinary experiences as a doctor, innovator, philanthropist, and cultural revolutionary. As he recalls the past fifty years and all that he has seen and done, this masterful storyteller offers transformative messages of wisdom and compassion that will inspire everyone to work towards a better, more brilliant existence. His is a truly cinematic and fun journey--and a profound search for meaning that provides a new perspective on what it means to be engaged with life's most important questions"--
Summary
A personal account by the award-winning activist, spiritual teacher and doctor reflects on his extraordinary encounters with such figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., Steve Jobs and the Dalai Lama while describing his contributions to eradicating smallpox and treating blindness
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10540017
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Brilliant, Lawrence B
Dewey number
  • 614.5/21092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA644.S6
LC item number
B75 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Brilliant, Lawrence B.
  • Smallpox
  • Jewish physicians
  • Physicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history
Label
Sometimes brilliant : the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history, Larry Brilliant
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
In medias res, the middle of things -- Nickelodeons -- Woodstock on wheels -- Magic bus trip -- Renunciation -- Initiation -- You are no doctor -- Prophecy -- Apprenticeship -- Karma Yoga -- Escape from Central Prison -- After-death experience -- Tales of the jungle -- City of the Tatas -- Smiling Buddha -- The goddess of smallpox fights back -- The final inch -- The case for optimism -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn957554561
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062049230
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016039344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)957554561
Label
Sometimes brilliant : the impossible adventure of a spiritual seeker and visionary physician who helped conquer the worst disease in history, Larry Brilliant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In medias res, the middle of things -- Nickelodeons -- Woodstock on wheels -- Magic bus trip -- Renunciation -- Initiation -- You are no doctor -- Prophecy -- Apprenticeship -- Karma Yoga -- Escape from Central Prison -- After-death experience -- Tales of the jungle -- City of the Tatas -- Smiling Buddha -- The goddess of smallpox fights back -- The final inch -- The case for optimism -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn957554561
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 417 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062049230
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016039344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)957554561

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