To Quit This Calling: Firsthand Tales Of A Pediatric Pathologist
Publish Date: 2005-12-02
Author: Gail Waldstein
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With mischievious wit and incisive prose, former pediatric pathologist Gail Waldstein painstakingly dissects her life and herself while commenting on unforseen obstacles and lifelines--two ex-husbands, the rigorous and often sexist medical culture of the 1960s, and a number of unwavering, lifelong friendships. This is a memoir that weighs relationships and prejudices, charting the bittersweet and harsh realities of Waldstein's creative rebirth as an award-winning writer. She uncoils the dark truths that come with self-discovery, while showing how loyal friendships and a fierce survival instinct helped her overcome adversity, finally allowing her to achieve contentment and peace. Waldstein has won numerous awards for her writing, including finalist positions for the Iowa Review Prize and The Faulkner. She lives and writes in Denver.