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ER Confessional [Paperback]

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If you like E.R., Scrubs, or Grey s Anatomy, you re going to love the hilarious and often touching ER Confessional. Take a look inside what Dr. Smith affectionately refers to as the beloved E.R. With a dry wit and plenty of southern charm, he prescribes a healthy dose of the funniest and most heart-wrenching true-life emergency room experiences to ever come wheeling out of the hospital! Dr. Smith cleverly chronicles twenty years worth of incredible events while interlocking a second story that details the healing process of a lovesick friend. This gurney ride full of twists and turns will have you laughing out loud as Dr. Smith introduces a host of patients with the zaniest afflictions you could ever imagine. But, be prepared to be side-swiped with the emotion and anguish that accompany the realization that no doctor can save every patient.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   Brown Books Publishing Group
ISBN  1933285923  
ISBN13  9781933285924  

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More About Kyle Smith

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kyle Smith is the author of Love Monkey, the hit novel that was adapted into a CBS television series starring Tom Cavanagh and Jason Priestley. He is also a movie critic for the New York Post, which posts his reviews online each week at He lives in New York City.

Kyle Smith currently resides in New York City Dallas, in the state of New York. Kyle Smith was born in 1966.

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1Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Humor > Business
2Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Humor > Doctors & Medicine
3Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Humor > General
4Books > Subjects > Medicine > Specialties > Emergency Medicine
5Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Medical > Medicine > Internal Medicine > Emergency

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Tales from the ER put on a human face  Oct 4, 2007
If you like "ER," "Scrubs" or just happen to be studying medicine, this is the book for you. Through 24 anecdotes, Dr. Kyle Smith tells of his experiences while working in the beloved ER. The stories vary from the devastating and the heartbreaking to the touching and the just plain hilarious. Each anecdote is lovingly told with dry wit and humor, and then turned and viewed from a different viewpoint when Kyle uses the lessons he learn at the ER in guiding an old friend of his who suffers from a broken heart.

I've always enjoyed stories that take place at a hospital, and the fact that these anecdotes just happen to be true only makes them better. We're once again shown without a shadow of a doubt that truth is indeed stranger than fiction at times, as Kyle Smith shows us how differently people react to the traumas and surprises of the emergency room. Some of his stories made me appalled at how human beings can treat each others, while others made me sit with tears in my eyes at the tragedy that sometimes, no matter what a doctor does, a person is beyond saving. Yet others made me laugh out loud at the shear madness Kyle experienced-for instance when a girl was asked if she used protection when having sex, and replied that she always had a .38 (pistol) in her bedside table!

The parallels to life outside the hospital and Kyle's heartbroken friend were a bit heavy-handed at times, but as I got further into the book they made more and more sense. Then I could see a natural progression both in the stories and in the way he tackled having his heart broken-and attempting to move on. I still think the book would have worked just as well without that twist, but it didn't seem as obviously tacked-upon as I'd feared in the beginning.

ER Confessional is an intriguing book with poignant tales from all aspects of life. Kyle resisted the temptation of making the characters larger than life, and the result is a collection of stories where you can identify with at least one person in every chapter.

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