Laura Rothenberg

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Laura Rothenberg
Born(1981-02-03)February 3, 1981
DiedMarch 20, 2003(2003-03-20) (aged 22)
Nationality United States
Alma materBrown University
Notable worksBreathing for a Living

Laura Elizabeth Rothenberg (February 3, 1981 - March 20, 2003) was an author.

Early life[edit]

Rothenberg grew up in New York City. She attended The Chapin School [1] in Manhattan and then Brown University. She received a double lung transplant at age 20.[2]


Rothenberg authored Breathing for a Living, a memoir about her fight with cystic fibrosis and her subsequent double lung transplant. Her audio book, My So-Called Lungs: A Young Girl's Diary of Living with Dying from Cystic Fibrosis, aired on NPR on August 5, 2002.

List of works[edit]

  • Breathing for a Living, 2003 ISBN 1-4013-0059-6
  • My So-Called Lungs, 2002


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  2. ^ Rothenberg, Laura. "My So-Called Lungs". National Public Radio (NPR). Missing or empty |url= (help)

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