Author: Joel Craig
First copyright date: 2014
Type of book: Nurses, medical, graphic memoir, art, creativity, life
Special features: N/A
What happens when all the jobs for movie star have been filled? The next best thing is to become a nurse and that is exactly what Joel Craig did. Follow this RN's rocky rise into nursing. If you are a nurse, nursing student, want to be a nurse or will be going into the hospital anytime soon, check out this story. Joel writes about the things that nurses think but never dare to say out loud.
First of all, I'm not a nurse, and one of the reasons I decided to read and review it is because someone I knew is planning on becoming a nurse, and I hoped it would give me some perspective and understanding of what the person will go through. What's good is that its written as a graphic memoir, which means that it can be a short read for those in a hurry, and although the story is addictive and there were parts I understand, I do feel its more for people who are familiar with being nurses because the language and words that were used weren't familiar to me. Also as well, the graphic memoir humanizes those in the medical profession and for those that view doctors and nurses as superheroes, it will be a different story when they realize how human everyone is.
This is for Pump up your Book
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)