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Compiled from hours of interviews drawn from the eponymous National Geographic documentary, this inspiring book from world-renowned infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci shares the lessons that have shaped the celebrated doctor’s life philosophy, offering an intimate view of one of the world's greatest medical minds as well as universal advice to live by.
Before becoming the face of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and America’s most trusted doctor, Dr. Anthony Fauci had already devoted three decades to public service. Those looking to live a more compassionate and purposeful life will find inspiration in his unique perspective on leadership, expecting the unexpected, and finding joy in difficult times.
With more than three decades spent combating some of the most dangerous diseases to strike humankind-- AIDS, Ebola, COVID-19--Dr. Fauci has worked in daunting professional conditions and shouldered great responsibility. The earnest reflections in these pages offer a universal message on how to lead in times of crisis and find resilience in the face of disappointments and obstacles.
Filled with inspiring words of wisdom, this profound book will offer readers a concrete path to a bright and hopeful future.
Editor's Note: Dr. Anthony Fauci had no creative control over this book or the film on which it is based. He was not paid for his participation, nor does he have any financial interest in the film or book release.
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One of the world's leading nonfiction publishers, National Geographic has published more than 1,700 titles, featuring such categories as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoir. A portion of its proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of the most celebrated and trusted doctors, both in the United States and around the world. He has delivered a series of global lectures and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science. Appointed Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in 1984, he has advised six presidents on HIV/AIDS, as well as many other domestic and global health issues, and frequently testifies before Congress. Dr. Fauci’s research is heavily cited, and he is one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world. At the 2020 outbreak of COVID-19, Dr. Fauci became the face of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force. His leadership during this trying period and frequent appearances in national news have made him a household name. He lives in Washington, D.C.