"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.
"Weekends at Bellevue is 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, MD, author of Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside.
"For anyone who has ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a psychiatrist, and what happens behind the walls of an institution like Bellevue, this is the book for you. 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, this book is a fast read that you will savor long after you've put it down."
- Andrew Weil, MD