WAKING THE SPIRIT: A Musician's Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul by
Publisher Picador/St. Martin, August 2, 2016
The astounding story of a critically ill musician, who is saved by music
and returns to the same hospital to help heal others.
Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close
brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. Against the odds he
survived: A medical miracle.
Once fully recovered, Andrew resolved to dedicate his life to bringing music
to critically ill patients at Mount Sinai-Beth Israel’s ICU. In this book,
you’ll learn the astonishing story of the people he’s met along the way—both
patients and doctors—and of the people he has inspired in return.
In his new work as a medical musician, Andrew has met with experts in music,
neuroscience, and medicine. In this book, he shares with readers an overview
of the cutting edge science and medical theories that illuminate this
This book explores the power of music to heal the body and waken the spirit.
For readers of Oliver Sacks, Atul Gawande, Jill Bolte Taylor, and Mitch