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Playing Catch: A Midwife's Memoirs

Urang, Sally

Editore: AuthorHouse, 2006
ISBN 10: 142087621X / ISBN 13: 9781420876215
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Titolo: Playing Catch: A Midwife's Memoirs

Casa editrice: AuthorHouse

Data di pubblicazione: 2006

Legatura: Soft cover

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Riassunto: What happens when a hip, thirtysomething journalist for a major metropolitan daily newspaper abandons her prestigious career to become a nurse-midwife? Playing Catch: A Midwife's Memoirs chronicles the adventures of Sarah Porter as she embarks on a career path awash in peril -- and body fluids. With fortitude, humor and a sarcastic, self-critical eye, Sarah weathers the humiliation of nursing school, lands smack in the middle of the crack cocaine epidemic as a new nurse and is finally, painfully initiated into midwifery. Told through Sarah's eyes, Playing Catch is not a crunchy, saffron-colored look at midwifery. It is a gritty, sexy, hilarious take on the modern world of birthing babies. In the end, Sarah must decide whether the transcendence and satisfaction she experiences as a midwife outweigh the exhaustion, self-doubt and ethical dilemmas she faces daily.

L'autore: Sally Urang has been writing for more than 20 years. After receiving a B.A. in English literature, Sally worked at the New York Times as an assistant editor, creating graphics, captions and headlines. In that capacity, she also wrote various articles for the daily newspaper, Sunday edition and special sections. After eight years, she left journalism to pursue a career as a midwife. She has been a midwife for 15 years and has delivered more than 1,000 babies, but her love of writing has never wavered. She has published her work in a variety of journals, including Esquire and Ms., the Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, The Female Patient, Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality and Institutional Investor. She was a contributing author on The New Good Housekeeping Family Health and Medical Guide (Hearst Books). Her work has also been featured online in CBS Healthwatch, and MSN's Pregnancy and Childcare Multimedia Health Information Services.She lives and works in New York City. Playing Catch: A Midwife's Memoirs is her first novel.

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