Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2009
CD ISBN 9780061880520 $39.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
As author and narrator, Julie Holland characterizes a bizarre cast of patients—schizophrenics, potential suicides, and those who think they’re possessed by spirits—whom she met as admitting physician of the psychiatric emergency room of Bellevue hospital , in New York City. She also portrays the hospital staff, including arrogant doctors, kooky social workers, and supportive nurses. Turning a witty, astute lens on herself, she reveals an array of personal struggles—fear of a stalker, the death of a colleague, the challenges of staying sane while working with the insane. Holland's ironic and self-mocking tones and her varied accents are as engaging as her stories. Though her writing is sometimes disjointed, her reading pacing is exquisite. S.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2010]
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