A new book about Dr. Amos

"Lessons in Survival: All About Amos" is a new book about Dr. Amos Grunebaum's fascinating life. Written by Susan L. Pollet and published by Adelaide Books, the book tells compelling stories about how Dr. Amos survived and conquered adversity and heartbreak to become one of the world's top doctors and professors. It is currently available on Amazon.com, Kindle, Nook, and other electronic platforms. 


Sometimes in our chaotic world, we need to be reminded about the power of internal strength and fortitude during life's difficulties and disappointments.  “Lessons in Survival: All About Amos,” is that book. It is the life story of Amos who was born in Haifa, Israel, raised in post World War II Germany under difficult financial circumstances and with parents who suffered the effects of having been in concentration camps.  He managed to succeed against all odds, despite having been the only Jewish boy in his school classes amongst seven hundred students.

Amos eventually moved to New York City where he became a board-certified doctor, a professor at a major medical institution, an international lecturer, a published author of numerous peer-reviewed journals and a few popular books written with celebrities, a holder of several patents, and the creator and operator of major medical websites. He overcame the challenges of the loss of family in the Holocaust, traumatized parents, poverty, his own ill health, divorces, and the loss of many friends to suicide in Germany and the United States. 

Author Susan Pollet chronicles Amos’ life story with the hope of providing inspiration to help deal with the universal challenge of enduring life's overwhelming struggles. Lessons in Survival: All About Amos explains how he dealt with his family’s dark and tragic history, and how his strong spirit, and the lessons learned from his parents, allowed him to survive, thrive, and to never succumb to bitterness. Amos is not only a unique and fascinating personality but the way he recovered from the greatest of heartbreaks and hardships demonstrates how looking toward the positive, no matter how bleak the circumstances, can help you live your best life. 

About the Author

Susan Pollet

Susan L. Pollet lives in New York City and is a writer and artist.  This is the first book she has authored, and she also designed the cover artwork. Her empathy for people in challenging circumstances stems from over forty years of experience as a lawyer, primarily in the area of family law.  She has been a frequent contributor to several legal publications on varied topics, including family and criminal law. Susan was President of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Vice President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Executive Director of Pace Women’s Justice Center, Director of the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program, and a prosecutor. Ms. Pollet has a strong desire to share unique stories about ordinary people who give us hope. Her next book entitled “Women in Crisis: Stories from the Edge,” will be published in June of 2020. 

Contact:  Susan L. Polletsusanpollet.com