Hot Cripple

Hot Cripple

An Incurable Smart-ass Takes on the Health Care System and Lives to Tell the Tale

Book - 2012
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"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"--
"<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"--
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Perigee Trade, 2012.
ISBN: 9780399537288
0399537287
Branch Call Number: BIO GORMAN H. Gorman 04/2012
Characteristics: viii, 258 p. ;,21 cm.

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