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Other Format. Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy.
John Gunther was one of the best known and most admired journalists of his day. The author of the immensely popular Inside books—a series of profiles of major world powers, beginning with Inside Europe , published in —he was born on the north side of Chicago and died on May 29, See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. About the Author John Gunther was one of the best known and most admired journalists of his day.
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Gunther also presents a wonderful picture of the relationship Johnny has with his mother, Gunther's ex-wife. The conversations between mother and son are remarkable and it seems clear he learned much of his equanimity from her. I recommend this book to anyone. Death Be Not Proud, is a very melancholic and mournful book about Gunther a teenage boy who has a brain tumor at the age of only This book really touched me since my godfather, has the same condition of glioblastoma.
Gunther was a young smart boy with many aspirations of becoming successful in his life and really how much enthusiasm to others. He is a courageous young spirit who you will see on throughout the book and he even tries to get the girl of his dreams. This book really shows you how life's important and you should always treasure every last breath you take. The memoir has many snippets from Gunther's journal and his mom and dad's sort of point of view.
It's a really good read, and I'm hardly emotional yet it made me cry. When Johnny gets more sick, you still see the light shine through his soul. Johnny's father wanted Johnny's courage and hope to live so he published the book.
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It's a very whole-hearted story and you really absorb everything what Johnny is feeling. It's just something about adolescene dying young that just really washes a whole gloomy expression on my face. No child should ever go through what Johnny did. It just made me unconfortable about how raw it was during his illness. Let Johnny's spirit be free. As did most people, I read this in High School. I would re-read it whenever I was certain that my parents hated me or vice versa, get weepy, then carry on.
Gunther had an honest quality in this book that brings you to reality. A brilliant author chronicles the battle fought by his equally brilliant son against a brain tumor.
The treatments back then were much different that today's, but the courage and heart Johnny showed know no time period. Here at Walmart.
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