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The Sky Is Not the Limit
     

The Sky Is Not the Limit

by Robert O. Fisch
 
Robert Fisch, a physician, artist and writer, has amassed (and invented) a collection of observations on the meaning of life and death and everything in between. "The Sky is Not the Limit" presents the accumulated wisdom of a life lived under extraordinary circumstances with great purpose, courage and achievement. The principles developed along the way are

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Robert Fisch, a physician, artist and writer, has amassed (and invented) a collection of observations on the meaning of life and death and everything in between. "The Sky is Not the Limit" presents the accumulated wisdom of a life lived under extraordinary circumstances with great purpose, courage and achievement. The principles developed along the way are presented here in the form of aphorisms that readers can apply to daily living, accompanied by crisp works of art. Among the concepts Dr. Fisch advances are how suffering and hardship can lead to gratitude and appreciation. He stresses the importance of retaining our humanity on occasions when vengeance and hatred might seem to be the ''natural'' response. Dr. Fisch also emphasizes the importance of enjoying life fully through art, music, and play. Veins of humor run through even his most dire reflections on life and death, and the book also contains chapters on aging, love, marriage and family, and the emotions.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148705246
Publisher:
Nodin Press
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert O. Fisch is a native of Budapest, Hungary, and a survivor of the Holocaust. Following World War II he returned to Hungary and completed medical school. In 1956 he was an active participant in the revolution against Communist suppression. After escaping from Hungary, he became a medical intern at the University of Minnesota and was a professor of pediatrics there from 1979 until his retirement in 1997. Dr. Fisch is internationally recognized for his clinical research in phenylketonuria (PKU), a genetic disease. For his heroism, the Hungarian government awarded him a medal in 1995 and knighthood in 2000.

An award-winning artist, Dr. Fisch studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the University of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center. His first book, "Light from the Yellow Star: A Lesson of Love from the Holocaust", portrays his Holocaust experience and is widely distributed in schools. His message focuses on the importance of the human spirit and love that led the way for survivors. Dr. Fisch wrote and illustrated T"The Metamorphosis to Freedom" as a testimonial to freedom, the value he treasures above all others. "Dear Dr. Fisch: Children’s Letters to a Holocaust Survivor" is a selection of letters from the thousands he has received from American and European students. "Fisch Stories: Reflections on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" is a collection of essays and stories, each portraying the presence of human values.

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