Good in A Crisis

Good in A Crisis

A Memoir

Book - 2011
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Honest, hopeful, hilarious--the smartest, most knowing account of a woman and the calamities of midlife since Nora Ephron's wryly humorous Heartburn .

During the four years of physician Margaret Overton's acrimonious divorce, she dated widely and indiscriminately, determined to find her soul mate and live happily ever after. But then she discovered she had a brain aneurysm. She discovered it at a particularly awkward moment on a date with one of many Mr. Wrongs.

Good in a Crisis is Overton's laugh-out-loud funny story of dealing with the most serious of life's problems: loss of life, loss of love, loss of innocence. It's about spirituality, self-delusion, even sheer stupidity. It's written from a physician's perspective, but it's not about medicine, per se; it's about coming of age in adulthood, an effort to help others through the awful events that can cluster in midlife. She does this with laughter and the recognition that you may come out the other end, as Overton did, definitely humbled... and only slightly smarter.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, c2011
ISBN: 9781608197644
1608197646
Characteristics: 240 p. cm

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ChristchurchLib Mar 19, 2013

"An anesthesiologist relates her post-divorce discovery of a brain aneurysm and her descent into self-destructive behaviour. This period is marked by dysfunctional dates, cruel losses and challenging accidents before she resolves to take control of her life and ultimately falls in love". March 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=613005

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JUGEY
Jan 20, 2013

Enjoyable read.

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annekim9
Mar 05, 2012

Very readable - often hilarious, sometimes very sad, disturbing, inspiring, and ultimately a page turner of a great memoir.

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