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Hot Cripple: An Incurable Smart-ass Takes on the Health Care System and Lives to Tell the Tal e

Authors: Gorman, Hogan
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, HUM015000, BIO033000
ISBN: 9781101560709, Related ISBNs: 0399537287, 1101560703, 9780399537288, 9781101560709
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From Prada to poverty-one woman's harrowing and hilarious journey

Ex-model Hogan Gorman was living the typical New York working actor's life-auditions and classes by day, waitressing and fending off handsy customers by night-when a wise (or just crazy) friend convinced her to ask the universe for a change. And she got one-coming at her at forty miles per hour. Hit by a car and suffering debilitating injuries, and with no health insurance, the fashionista attempts to bounce back into her (thrift store-purchased) Jimmy Choos even as she deals with short-term memory loss, stalker ambulance drivers, trying to stay vegan on food stamps, crazy judges, hot doctors, and unsympathetic government workers.

Inspired by her acclaimed one-woman show, this is a bitingly funny and keenly observed account of the cracks in our medical and social welfare system and how one woman's resilience combined with a generous dollop of humor helped her fight her way to recovery.

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