By Chris Licht

ISBN-10: 145162767X

ISBN-13: 9781451627671

ISBN-10: 1451627688

ISBN-13: 9781451627688

What do you examine whilst your mind is going pop? Chris Licht had continually been bold. whilst he was once basically 9 years outdated, he tracked down an NBC correspondent whereas on holiday to solicit recommendation for a profession in tv. At 11, he begun filming himself as he introduced the inside track. And by the point he used to be thirty-five, he landed his dream activity: a fast moving, tough spot on the helm of MSNBC’s Morning Joe—one of the most well-liked exhibits on cable television. He had turn into a real-life Jerry Maguire: hard-charging, obsessively aggressive, and keen to sacrifice whatever to get it performed. He felt invincible. Then at some point Chris heard a pop in his head, through a whoosh of blood and crippling discomfort. medical professionals on the ER stated he had suffered a near-deadly mind hemorrhage. Chris’s existence had nearly been reduce brief, and he had 8 lengthy days in a clinic mattress to contemplate it. What I discovered while I virtually Died tells the tale of what occurred subsequent.

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Seeing him was a big comfort. Migraine diagnosis or not, this was no fun. When we got back to C2B, I climbed aboard my hospital bed and perched there in my goofy gown, which was not what I was wearing when Louis last saw me earlier in the day. He was concerned that there were no nurses, doctors, or technicians, and that I was in such distress and looked so pale. “My head hurts,” I told him. “You don’t know. ” To illustrate, I ran my fingertips from the front of my head to the back. Now Louis’s phone was getting short Mika bursts.

S. Naval Observatory, the vice president’s official residence. In a couple of hours, its occupant and I were going to have a bond. By now I had new sensations. My head was pulsing with each heartbeat, and each pulse made the hurt worse. My stomach was nauseous and I was trying mightily not to throw up. I was sweating. At some point, I asked if there were any shortcuts, but there were none. I still didn’t envision the horrible, like disability or death, and wasn’t having anguished thoughts about Jenny and Andrew.

Probably not. Would it continue if I was no longer with MJ? Unlikely. If fired, I might wind up out of the loop at some backwater news show for nonplayers, the failures. That was my fear. It’s no surprise, then, that in the rhythm of our day, I could go volcanic, firing off profanity-infused e-mails to those below me, often about minor things. I picked fights, too, just to mark territory. I had been working on being less prickly. Welch had told me to give more hugs if I wanted to keep doing big things, and I had been.

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