Waking the Spirit: Book Update

Updated on June 10, 2017 in General Discussion
6 on June 9, 2017

Jim posted about my book last December. An update: It’s doing really well in the U.S., now a best seller at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/13922599011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_b_1_5_last The paperback edition will be released in August so to clear stock the hardcover is now 45% off list price. Good summer read!

WTS was released in November in Australia and New Zealand by Pan Macmillan Australia. It was recently translated into Turkish and will be released there this summer. The biggest publisher of science and technology books in China, Chinese Machine Press, recently bought the foreign rights and it will be released there, translated into Chinese, in 2018.

Dr. Marvin McMillen, my medical partner in this endeavor and the author of the book’s Afterword, and I formed the Medical Musician Initiative last year and will be doing our first workshop this summer, at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA, to teach others to do this work. We define Medical Musician as a concert level professional musician with medical training (mine was on the job in the Surgical ICU at Beth Israel Medical Center in NY where I started playing in 2010) who is a member of the medical team in an intensive care unit. I am now the Medical Musician/Surgery Department in BMC, I’m there one week a month, and since February the Resident Musician/ at NYU Langone Medical Center in NY.

We have our first five trainees who will be attending the summer workshop – three guitarists and two keyboard players.

Andrew

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Congratulations Andrew!  All of this is well deserved.  My advice is to all is: Read this book!  It just might save your or a loved ones life.

on June 10, 2017

Thanks again, Jim!

 

 

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Hi Andrew

I bought it for my wife last November. She loved it!

I plan to read it myself during our summer vacation. It’s actually already in my suitcase!

I was supposed to post something about your video when the forum went down. I’ll watch it again next fall, we don’t have a tv nor a dvd player during the summer so it will have to wait a few months.

I find your initiative very inspiring!  

 

 

 

on June 10, 2017

Hi Alain,

So nice to hear this! Please give my best regards to your wife (and tell her my favorite part of the book is the last sentence in chapter one 😉

Hope you enjoy it as well!

Best regards,

Andrew

 

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Hey Andrew,
Funny seeing you over here. Congratulations! Hope to read it someday when I have time to read again!

Doug

on June 10, 2017

When you read it you will riff and then you’ll raff. Seriously.

Andrew

 

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