In Confidence: Four Years of Therapy Roberta Israeloff

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In Confidence: Four Years of Therapy  by  Roberta Israeloff

In Confidence: Four Years of Therapy by Roberta Israeloff
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Whats it like to be a male nurse in a woman-dominated profession? For Richard Steele it means incompetent administrators, drug-addicted doctors, a whacked-out nursing staff, long and grueling hours, and bizarre patients. Confessions of a Male NurseMoreWhats it like to be a male nurse in a woman-dominated profession?

For Richard Steele it means incompetent administrators, drug-addicted doctors, a whacked-out nursing staff, long and grueling hours, and bizarre patients. Confessions of a Male Nurse is a roller-coaster ride through the on- and off-duty life of a gay male nurse in the early 1980s. This hilarious, often touching, dark comic novel is a wild ride through some of our irreverent heros wackiest adventures as well as the horrifying beginning of the AIDS crisis.

This is as real as it gets.“This sometimes shocking account of the experience of a gay male nurse will provoke many emotions among readers. We need to welcome this kind of discussion of the coming-of-age of a professional. Ferri’s moving and often humorous story of this journey as a nurse is long overdue.”-Suzanne Gordon, Author, Nursing Against the Odds: How Health Care Cost-Cutting, Media Stereotypes and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care“Confessions of a Male Nurse is a very funny book- a current of jest runs through it as medical professionals perform both misdeed and, sometimes, the miraculous.

Ferri’s writing is smooth, breezy, punctuated with quick curses of startled, stymied people laboring as well as they can. But in truth, it is a serious book, if rarely somber, and speaks of ill training, guesswork, and mismanagement, and the resultant tragedies that should have been abridged but, in the harried atmosphere of the hospital, were not.Ferri’s purpose is not to moralize.

The book is the narrative of a young gay man who becomes a nurse and sees many a bumble, many a misfire, as well as stamina and courage. It is, finally, the fact of disease and morality that is the opposition, not human imperfection. Having been so well entertained and shed much laughter, we see this with sudden, pulse-quickening clarity.

This is a brave book.”-Mary Oliver, Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winnning American Primitive“A chronicle of the adventures of Steele, a gay man who defies the odds to become a first-rate nurse and unexpectedly finds true love, Richard Ferri’s Confessions of a Male Nurse is by turns an uproarious, tender, and deadly serious journey through the medical profession, the wild NYC social scene of the late 70s and early 80s and the bumpy terrain of the human heart.This riotous and absorbing tale puts truth behind every outrage, farce in every observation, and pulls no punches along the way.

In quick succession you’ll laugh, you’ll be scandalized, you’ll cry and then you’ll laugh through your tears. Richard Ferri’s perfect pitch for the wicked wisecrack and his deft way of mixing the sublime with the ridiculous make him a rare writer and his book a delightful read. His characters are too alive to let go at the end. If we’re lucky, he won’t let the saga end here.”-Luciano Guerriero, Author of The Spin, Brooklyn Noir, and Chicago NoirWinner of the Best New Gay and Lesbian Novel of 2005 by InsideOut Books



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