Something for the Pain by Paul Austin
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Something for the Pain
By Paul Austin

Something for the Pain

One Doctor's Account of Life and Death in the ER

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Something for the Pain by Paul Austin

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"It turns out there are all kinds of things about working in an ER that most of us haven't learned from TV or having sat in one. In Something for the Pain, Paul Austin-the ER doc you'd hope to get if something really bad happened-tells us, vividly and with uncommon candor, how, if you aren't careful, saving people's lives can make you sick."-Ted Conover, author of NewjackIn this eye-opening account of life in the ER, Paul Austin recalls how the daily grind of long, erratic shifts and endless hordes of patients with sad stories sent him down a path of bitterness and cynicism. His own life becomes Exhibit A, as he details the emotional detachment that estranges him from himself and his family. Gritty, powerful, and ultimately redemptive, Austin's memoir is a revealing glimpse into the fragility of compassion and sanity in the industrial setting of today's hospitals.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393065602
ISBN-10: 039306560X
Format: Hardback
(218mm x 150mm x 28mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paul Austin

Paul Austin, an emergency-room doctor, is the author of a previous memoir, Something for the Pain. His essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, the Southeast Review, and the Gettysburg Review. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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