Sunday, April 5, 2015

Book Review: The Nurses by Alexandra Robbins

Pages: 369
Genre: Non- Fiction 
Format: ARC; Paperback 
Sources: Publishers
Publishers: Workman 

In this lively, fast-paced narrative, Robbins, author of Goodreads' BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR, draws readers into a brilliantly captivating in-depth investigation of the extraordinary working lives of nurses and the shocking behind-the-scenes secrets that present and future patients and their loved ones need to know. The Nurses is told through the real-life stories of four women in different hospitals: Molly, funny, well-loved, and confident enough to quit a longtime job after her hospital ramps up its anti-nurse policies. Lara, a superstar nurse who tries to battle her way back from a near-ruinous prescription-drug addiction. The outspoken but compassionate Juliette, a fierce advocate for her patients. And Sam, a first-year nurse, struggling to find her way in a gossipy mean-girl climate she likens to “high school, except for the dying people.”

My Thoughts: 

I was mainly interested in this book because I thought it would be like the hit TV show "Untold Stories at The E. R. ". At times, I myself was interested in becoming a nurse and help taking care if sduck patients. But I don't like seeing blood nor handling it, so this book was good to see and imagine it from someone else's perspective and enjoying it dearly. If your thinking about becoming a nurse check out this book by Workman and give this book a go. It is filter with detailed description and great information. 

The Author:
 Alexandra Robbins is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post and other publications. The recipient of the Heartsongs Award for contributions to the mental health of children and young adults, Robbins has appeared on numerous television shows, including 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Oprah, The View, various CNN programs and The Colbert Report.



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