Monday Mornings by Sanjay Gupta

47%

6 Critic Reviews

Though the book reads quickly, medical jargon will alternately intrigue and frustrate a general audience, and readers will be left wondering whether Gupta should be the subject of his own M&M.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Every time surgeons operate, they're betting their skills are better than the brain tumor, the faulty heart valve, the fractured femur. Sometimes, they're wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, known as M & M. This extraordinary peek behind the curtain into what is considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine is the back drop for the entire book.

Monday Mornings, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, follows the lives of five surgeons at Chelsea General as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings, often in front of their peers at M & M. It is on Monday mornings that reflection and introspection occurs, usually in private. It is Monday Mornings that provides a unique look at the real method in which surgeons learn - through their mistakes. It is Monday Mornings when, if you're lucky, you have a chance at redemption.



 

About Sanjay Gupta

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Sanjay Gupta, MD, is a practicing neurosurgeon at Emory University Hospital and associate chief of service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. 305 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Monday Mornings
All: 6 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Below average
Mar 05 2012

Gupta commits some of the more common errors of Fiction 101 by telling more than showing, and then showing the mundane with as much attention as the distinctive.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Feb 27 2012

Though the book reads quickly, medical jargon will alternately intrigue and frustrate a general audience, and readers will be left wondering whether Gupta should be the subject of his own M&M.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Roz Shea on Mar 30 2012

He has created a dramatic and moving novel that will be devoured by medical fiction fans.

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Huffington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Lloyd Sederer on Apr 13 2012

left me feeling that the greatest medical miracle of all is human resilience.

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Newcity Lit

Below average
Reviewed by Ella Christoph on Apr 12 2012

And the medical cases are glossed over and generalized with flat, uninspiring language, even when they come from Gupta’s own field of interest.

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Helium

Below average
Reviewed by Julie Thomas-Zucker on May 29 2012

This is a fast-moving book that adds too much information into it. Readers get lost in all the threads that it contains.

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