WEEKENDS AT BELLEVUE

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"In WEEKENDS AT BELLEVUE Dr. 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, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Hours and Specimen Days.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Julie Holland thought she knew what crazy was.
Then she came to Bellevue.

In an absorbing memoir laced with humor, Holland provides an unvarnished look at life in the psych ER, recounting stories from her vast case files that are alternately terrifying, tragically comic, and profoundly moving: the serial killer, the naked man barking like a dog in Times Square, the schizophrenic begging for an injection of club soda to quiet the voices in his head, the subway conductor who watched a young woman pushed into the path of his train.  As Holland comes to understand, the degree to which someone can lose his or her mind is infinite, and each patient’s pain leaves a mark on her as well—as does the cancer battle of a fellow doctor who is both her best friend and her most trusted mentor..

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EXTRA CHAPTERS

Voodoo Chile
Monday Morning Signout Redux

The Memorial Service
Give ‘Em the Old Razzle Dazzle


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