Award-Winning Biography Lifeliner Available for the iPad Just in Time for an Inspiring Summer Read

Good news! “Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story” is now available for the Apple iPad through the iBooks app. This inspirational biography of a woman who conquered all odds and lived is a perfect choice for your iBookshelf this summer.
July 13, 2010 - PRLog -- Ever since Apple released the iPad, it's been selling out. And one of its big draws is its iBooks app. With a press of the finger, iPad owners can easily browse the available eBooks and fill up their bookshelf with their purchases. And with hot summer days encouraging hours of reading, now is the perfect time to stock up on all kinds of books, including Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story by Toronto author Shireen Jeejeebhoy.

Lifeliner tells the poignant story of an ordinary Canadian heroine who made medical history as the first person to live on intravenous feeding without eating any food, who shared her joy of life with everyone she met. After a series of blood clots annihilated the intestines of Judy Taylor, a remarkable series of events resulted in her becoming the first person to live at home on intravenous feeding – without eating any food whatsoever. Despite it being dangerous for her to swallow even so much as a crumb, she went on – for two decades – to cook for her family and friends and to encourage patients from Canada, to the US to Europe, and beyond, not to give up, to live a good life on TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition).

Her tenacity to live, in partnership with the ingenuity of physician/researcher Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy, resulted in the creation of Home TPN, an artificial feeding technique that improves the lives of about 40,000 Americans every year.

Taylor’s doctor was the author’s father; Shireen met Judy while a young girl and was amazed at seeing how Judy's spirit and beautiful smile inspired and encouraged so many to face and surmount their challenges, to live well and enjoy life. As Gloria Oren wrote on, giving Lifeliner five of five stars: “It is truly a fascinating and eye-opening story.”

Lifeliner, a book written for the general public, has scooped awards in the US for Editor’s Choice and Publisher’s Choice and won Best Biography in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award. In addition to trade paperback and hard cover, it is now available in multi-format eBook in iBookstore, Amazon Kindle store, Barnes & Noble,, and soon to come in kobo. Besides detailing the evolution of TPN, it is gripping readers everywhere with its amazing story of a brave woman who rose above a terrifying medical crisis and thrived.

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About the Author

Born in London, England, Shireen Jeejeebhoy resides in Toronto, Canada. She holds a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Toronto. Read more about this accomplished writer at

About Smashwords

Launched in 2008, Smashwords is an eBook publishing and distribution platform serving authors, publishers, readers, and retailers. Smashwords makes it free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to instantly publish and distribute a multi-format eBook. Smashwords puts authors and publishers in full control over the pricing, sampling, and distribution of their works. Authors and publishers receive up to 85 percent of the net proceeds from sales of their works. Smashwords has distribution relationships with leading online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Sony and with leading mobile e-reading apps such as Stanza, Kobo, Aldiko, FBReader, and Word-Player, spanning all major mobile platforms including Android and iPhone. Smashwords is based in Los Gatos, California and can be reached on the web at Visit the official Smashwords blog at

Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
Smashwords Edition
May 2010 / 186 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4523-2324-4 Open Ebook US$4.99
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