This Won't Hurt a Bit This Won't Hurt a Bit

This Won't Hurt a Bit

(And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • £3.99
    • £3.99

Publisher Description

If Atul Gawande were funny--or Jerome Groopman were a working mother--they might sound something like Michelle Au, M.D., author of this hilarious and poignant memoir of a medical residency.

Michelle Au started medical school armed only with a surfeit of idealism, a handful of old ER episodes for reference, and some vague notion about "helping people."

This Won't Hurt a Bit is the story of how she grew up and became a real doctor.

It's a no-holds-barred account of what a modern medical education feels like, from the grim to the ridiculous, from the heartwarming to the obscene. Unlike most medical memoirs, however, this one details the author's struggles to maintain a life outside of the hospital, in the small amount of free time she had to live it. And, after she and her husband have a baby early in both their medical residencies, Au explores the demands of being a parent with those of a physician, two all-consuming jobs in which the lives of others are very literally in her hands.

Au's stories range from hilarious to heartbreaking and hit every note in between, proving more than anything that the creation of a new doctor (and a new parent) is far messier, far more uncertain, and far more gratifying than one could ever expect.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2011
11 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grand Central Publishing
SIZE
952.4
KB

More Books Like This

Letters from the Pit Letters from the Pit
2019
Fifty Shades of Grey’s Anatomy: The Unfeeling Doctor’s Fresh Confessions from the Emergency Room Fifty Shades of Grey’s Anatomy: The Unfeeling Doctor’s Fresh Confessions from the Emergency Room
2013
The Secret Doctor The Secret Doctor
2020
My Own Medicine My Own Medicine
2013
Showing Heart: The True Story of How One Boy Defied the Odds Showing Heart: The True Story of How One Boy Defied the Odds
2013
The Upside of Down The Upside of Down
2014

Customers Also Bought

Letters from the Pit Letters from the Pit
2019
Undoctored Undoctored
2022