Good in a Crisis by Margaret Overton audiobook

Good in a Crisis: A Memoir

By Margaret Overton
Read by Margaret Overton

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7.92 Hours Unabridged
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During the four years of physician Margaret Overton’s acrimonious divorce, she dated widely and indiscriminately, determined to find her soul mate and live happily ever after. But then she discovered she had a brain aneurysm. She discovered it at a particularly awkward moment on a date with one of many Mr. Wrongs.  Good in a Crisis is Overton’s laugh-out-loud funny story of dealing with the most serious of life’s problems: loss of life, loss of love, loss of innocence. It’s about spirituality, self-delusion, even sheer stupidity. It’s written from a physician’s perspective, but it’s not about medicine, per se; it’s about coming of age in adulthood, an effort to help others through the awful events that can cluster in midlife. She does this with laughter and the recognition that you may come out the other end, as Overton did, definitely humbled...and only slightly smarter.

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Summary

Summary

During the four years of physician Margaret Overton’s acrimonious divorce, she dated widely and indiscriminately, determined to find her soul mate and live happily ever after. But then she discovered she had a brain aneurysm. She discovered it at a particularly awkward moment on a date with one of many Mr. Wrongs. 

Good in a Crisis is Overton’s laugh-out-loud funny story of dealing with the most serious of life’s problems: loss of life, loss of love, loss of innocence. It’s about spirituality, self-delusion, even sheer stupidity. It’s written from a physician’s perspective, but it’s not about medicine, per se; it’s about coming of age in adulthood, an effort to help others through the awful events that can cluster in midlife. She does this with laughter and the recognition that you may come out the other end, as Overton did, definitely humbled...and only slightly smarter.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What a story. Margaret Overton’s Good in A Crisis is one harrowing episode after another. But as this grief-stricken anesthesiologist recounts her pain—of divorce, of illness, of bad dates, and worse—she keeps tapping us right in the funny bone. The effect is quite moving and startling.” James McManus, New York Times bestselling author
Good in a Crisis is a riotous romp through the messy, confusing, wonderful labyrinth of life. If you don’t laugh, cry, sing, and shout while reading this book, call the coroner because you’re already dead. Oh, and I’m nominating Overton for sainthood. She earned it.” Larry Dossey, MD, New York Times bestselling author
“‘Men might find you attractive, but only until they find out how smart you are.’ This unhusbandly remark will resonate with a great many women who’ve felt it even if they haven’t heard it in so many words. It’s typical of the fierce candor Margaret Overton summons—along with an intact sense of humor and a doctor’s eye for detail—to tell the story of how she survived a perfect storm of disasters and ended up stronger, wiser, and ready for a kinder future.” Rosellen Brown, New York Times bestselling author
“[A] smart and clear-eyed narrative of one woman’s midlife divorce…Overton managed to overcome her many trials as she imparts with humor and some high-handed poise.” Publishers Weekly
“Anesthesiologist Overton appears to be very good in a crisis. She is certainly skilled at crafting a diverting memoir. But she is not good at identifying a good man. Still, a person can’t be good at everything.” Booklist
“[A] grimly hilarious journey…brutally funny reading about midlife coming of age.” Kirkus Reviews
“Margaret Overton is a truly funny, nervy, and insightful writer. Despite her personal losses, she and her wonderful memoir are both winners. I love Good in a Crisis!” Hilma Wolitzer, author of An Available Man  

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Author Bio: Margaret Overton

Author Bio: Margaret Overton

Margaret Overton is the author of two non-fiction books, Hope for A Cool Pillow and Good in a Crisis. She is also a physician and a mother of two, and she holds an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English