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Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself by Becoming an EMT

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As half the esteemed writing team of Jane and Michael Stern, Jane Stern had achieved every success a writer can hope for: acclaim, bestsellerdom, and the opportunity to travel the world. But five years ago Stern found herself gripped by a terrible depression. She became reclusive and paranoid, immobilized by panic attacks and hypochondria. Ambulance Girl is the story of how she survived a midlife crisis and severe depression by doing exactly the opposite of what she had found comfortable for a lifetime. With humility and humor Stern recalls 140 hours of rigorous training in the classroom of an ex-Marine who did his best to frighten her off with EMT horror stories. She describes a night spent in a hospital ER dealing with a schizophrenic karate teacher who had just tried to kill his mother, and the confusion and sometimes pathos of her first calls as a rookie EMT. And as time goes by, Stern's new vocation opens her eyes to some of the secrets of human nature and the inner life of the town she had called home for 20 years.

Synopsis:

As half of the esteemed writing team of Jane and Michael Stern, Jane Stern had achieved every success a writer can hope for. But five years ago she found herself gripped by a terrible depression. "Ambulance Girl" is the story of how she survived a midlife crisis by doing exactly the opposite of what she had found comfortable for a lifetime.

About the Author

JANE STERN is a contributing editor and columnist at Gourmet. She is the author, with her husband, Michael, of more than twenty books, including Roadfood, and a winner of the James Beard Award for Lifetime Achievement. The Sterns are regular contributors to National Public Radio’s The Splendid Table. They live in West Redding, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400048328
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Author:
Stern, Jane
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Connecticut
Subject:
Emergency medical technicians
Subject:
Medical - Other Personnel
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
1310
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.28x5.94x.85 in. .83 lbs.

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Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Biographies

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"Synopsis" by , As half of the esteemed writing team of Jane and Michael Stern, Jane Stern had achieved every success a writer can hope for. But five years ago she found herself gripped by a terrible depression. "Ambulance Girl" is the story of how she survived a midlife crisis by doing exactly the opposite of what she had found comfortable for a lifetime.
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