Saturday, April 11, 2009
by Jennifer Culkin
This book has only one failing as far as I am concerned. It is far too short.
The episodes related in this book range from critical care for infants in PICU units, to lifesaving measures applied while being bounced around in a helicopter. Each of the stories told by the author of her experiences on the job are mirrored by other stories about her personal life. This serves to make a very compelling read.
The style of this author is informal and down to earth. This is a style I enjoy when reading a memoir. It provides a sort of intimacy that is not to be found by a more formal approach.
I will indeed recommend this book to my friends, and I will also hope for a volume II by Jennifer Culkin.