Book details

216 Pages
Publication date: February 2012
Imprint: Ecowin
Kurt Langbein

Six Feet Above

On Life with Cancer

Kurt Langbein is one of the most accomplished and most renowned medical journalists in the world; his book BITTER PILLS has sold millions of copies. As a journalist, he reports about the life and death of cancer patients and about scientific attempts at defeating this illness in newspapers, books and TV documentaries.

Then, without warning, he received his own diagnosis. His diary from the months of desperation and hope, and the fight for survival offers painful and hopeful insights into the patients’ situations in a radical subjectivity. And the recollections of the many encounters with researchers and therapists show what the current scientific knowledge on cancer actually is, which methods of treatment promise success and why faith can heal.


Kurt Langbein

Kurt Langbein was born in Budapest in 1953 and studied Sociology in Vienna. From 1979 until 1989, he was editor for TV reportages at the ORF, and head of the science desk at the news magazine profil from 1989 until 1992. Since 1992, he has been managing partner at the production company Langbein & Partner Media. Among others, he has authored the bestselling works “Bitter Pills” – one of the most successful non-fiction titles in the German language with 2.7 million sold copies – and “Six Feet Above – On Life with Cancer”, in which he writes about his personal fight with cancer. In 2013, Kurt Langbein was awarded the Axel-Corti-Prize for his dedicated and critical TV reports.

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