Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych Er

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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Bantam
Publish Date
Pages
310
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780553386523

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About the Author

Julie Holland, M.D., is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology. An assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, she spent her weekends running the psychiatric emergency room at Bellevue Hospital for nine years. She is the editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide-A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA. She lectures widely and has been quoted in Time, Harper's, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Holland has appeared as a medical expert regarding mental illness and drug use on numerous television shows, including Today and Good Morning America. She runs a private practice in New York City and lives with her husband and two children in the Hudson Valley.

Reviews

"A gem of a memoir . . . Holland takes us for a ride through the psych ER that is at once wild and poignant, a ride that leaves deep tracks in even the healthiest of minds."--Katrina Firlik, M.D., author of Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

"An extraordinary insider's look at the typical days and nights of that most extraordinary place, written with a rare combination of toughness, tenderness, and outrageous humor."--Andrew Weil, M.D.

"Unforgettable . . . tells a mean story."--New York Daily News

"The tension between [Holland's] macho swagger and her shame at the harsh way she occasionally treats patients gives this memoir extra intrigue."--Psychology Today

"A fascinating portrait . . . Holland is a good storyteller with a dark wit."--New York Post

"Equal parts affecting, jaw-dropping, and engrossing."--Booklist

"In Weekends at Bellevue [Julie Holland] tells the story of her own journey through medical school, residency, and beyond, and at the same time gives us startling insights into minds so damaged, human beings rendered so helpless by their own demons, that entities resembling souls can't help but shine through. It's a thrilling and meaningful trip. As I turned the pages I found myself thinking, over and over, Oh, poor novelist that you are, you really can't make this stuff up." --Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours and Specimen Days