Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Welcome to Nursing Hello, a Graphic Memoir: A Graphic Memoir + Giveaway
About the Book:
A MUST HAVE FOR ANY NURSING STUDENT!
This nurse is not out to save the world. He’s too busy dodging bed pans and urine containers.
What happens when all the jobs for movie star have been filled. The next best thing is to become a registered nurse and that is exactly what Joel Craig did. Here is Joel’s journey through the pitfalls, quicksand, and joy(s) of his profession told in a graphic memoir format. The book begins in the year 2007 with Joel’s story unfolding in chronological order.
Such topics are discussed: dirty needle sticks, intimidating preceptors, job stress, and cursing on the job. Joel has imaginary conversations with rockstar Madonna, who is preparing to play Nurse Ratched on Broadway, who gives him advice along the way. Nursing students and new nurses can learn from Joel’s mistakes and what NOT to do as well as what to do. But they will get a little peek into what it’s like being a new nurse. This is almost like a small shock absorber to make the transition to new nurse not so bumpy. Also actors, writers and any creative person who appreciate the struggles of an artist in a world where art and commerce are seldom friends, will appreciate this book.
For More Information
Welcome to Nursing HELLo: A Graphic Memoir is available Amazon .
Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble .
Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads .
I wanted to read this book because I have read a few other books from nurses in the healthcare profession. The stories they have shared from their job are funny. Which the stories that Mr. Craig shares are no exception. It was just that I did not find myself laughing as much as I had hoped to reading this book. However I do appreciate the author's raw candor and insightful look into the life of a nurse. When I say "raw" I mean it. The author has no filter so if you get easily offended then you may not want to read this book. Especially since the whole book is also illustrated with pictures like a comic book strip. Which I liked this format. It was different and really brought to life the story that the author was telling. Or I should say what his life is really like. The author's passion to be an actor was clear in the book. He had a good way of story telling.
About the Author
JOEL CRAIG is a nurse who works at a busy hospital in Los Angeles and lives with his husband, Donovan. They have been married twice with the second time finally being legal. In addition to writing about nursing, Joel is also an actor, having appeared in the films, Sideshow and Sordid Lives. Currently
he is acting in the web series, What’s My Intention? He's working on his next graphic novel, Vampire Nurse in Hollywood.
His latest book is the graphic memoir/nonfiction, Welcome to Nursing HELLo: A Graphic Memoir .
For More Information
Visit Joel Craig’s website .
Connect with Joel on Facebook and Twitter .
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