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

Devastating. Razor sharp. Provocative. And true. Based on the “powerful, hilarious, and riveting” (Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington) one-woman show.

From Prada to poverty-one woman's harrowing and hilarious journey

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.

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  • Published : 06/03/2012
  • ISBN : 9780399537288
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : TarcherPerigee
  • Size (mm): 133 x 203
  • Category: Biography
  • Pages : 272
  • Edition :