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Author Gorman, Hogan.

Title Hot cripple : an incurable smart-ass takes on the health care system and lives to tell the tale / Hogan Gorman.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Perigee Trade, 2012.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    368.382 GOR    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    92 GORMAN,H    DUE 12-08-16 Billed
Description viii, 258 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary "<B> From Prada to poverty-one woman's harrowing and hilarious journey </B> 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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gorman, Hogan -- Health.
Medical care -- United States.
Health insurance -- United States.
Models (Persons) -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780399537288 (pbk.) : $16.00
0399537287 (pbk.)

 
    
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