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Dr. Brian Hummel’s “The Promised Lands” was Displayed at the 2023 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

A memoir of a heart surgeon told with honesty and humor

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Dr. Brian Hummel’s “The Promised Lands” was exhibited at the 2023 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, held at the University of Southern California last April 22-23, 2023.

ReadersMagnet, a self-publishing and book marketing company, made Hummel’s book display possible as part of their objective to share authors’ works with the world. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the perfect event for authors to showcase their work to other authors, readers, and book marketers.

“The Promised Lands” is an author’s memoir about a heart surgeon and his life in the medical field. It aims to describe “how it is possible to move from a dark personal hole to a place of peace and tranquility.” The book is told in full honesty and humor. This brings the readers back to the day when he was still on his way to becoming a medical professional. The readers are also brought to the different phases in his life where he faces dilemmas and overcome them.

The book features his journey to becoming the heart doctor that he is today. The author shares his experiences as a student in med school, struggling to find his footing in the field. He takes the readers to a story-telling where he reminisces about his life and tries to climb his way up to his goal. He humorously retells these experiences without straying away from the truth, which includes confronting his ego and narcissism. He also shares anecdotes about the conversations he had with his fellows during his residency.

“The Promised Lands: A Heart Surgeon Journey Through Narcissism” by Brian Hummel, M.D., is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Get to know more about the author and his other works at

“The Promised Lands: A Heart Surgeon Journey Through Narcissism”
Author| Brian Hummel, M.D.
Published Date| March 16, 2023
Publisher| XLibris
Genre| Memoir. Health Issues of High Achieving Individuals. Training of a Heart Surgeon

Author’s Biography

Brian Hummel, M.D., an acclaimed cardiac surgeon, practiced for 36 years in Florida. Retiring due to failing eyesight, he embarked on a career of speaking, writing, and executive coaching. Certified in personal and executive coaching as well as positive psychology and well-being. He served as president of the Florida Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons and chairman of the hospital surgical department and on many professional and private boards. He remains active in working with medical residents and graduate training programs.

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 The Promised Lands
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 Brian Hummel Md
 2023 Latfob
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