Posted by: notdeaddinosaur | July 7, 2009

Anonymity and Virginity

Question: What do anonymity and virginity have in common?

Answer: You can only lose them once, so make it count.

I am pleased, proud and thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my first book. From Kaplan Publishing, on August 4, 2009:

by Lucy E. Hornstein MD

Yes, it’s based on the Laws of the Dinosaur (newly updated) from the sidebar (look over there ==>).

Here’s the blurb:

Solo family doctor Lucy E. Hornstein MD looked forward to practicing medicine since childhood. But somewhere between hanging out her shingle and the realities of 21st century medicine, she found herself becoming more and more of a dinosaur. With insight, warmth and biting wit, she shares her unique take on medical practice in DECLARATIONS OF A DINOSAUR: 10 LAWS I’VE LEARNED AS A FAMILY DOCTOR.

Borrowed, adapted and made up, each law contains the seed of a greater truth about modern outpatient medicine. With clarity and humor, Dr. Hornstein relates the growing frustration caused by insurance companies, specialists and unreasonable patients that has led so many other solo docs to throw in the towel, while she continues to battle it out on her own.

Illustrated at every turn with stories, vignettes, and anecdotes drawn from real life, Dr. Hornstein will have you chuckling at the ignorant advice from the guy in the health food store, and laughing aloud at the forthright pronouncements of her college genetics professor. Even while drawn into the trials and tribulations of solo practice, the reader will feel Dr. Hornstein’s fulfillment of her calling, as her joy shines through on every page.

For those faithful readers (both of you) who tune in regularly, you should know that the book consists entirely of new material that has never appeared on the blog. So even if you’ve read every word of my 700+ posts to date, you can still buy the book and be assured of 239 all-new pages of Dinoblather.

Where can you buy it? Anywhere. It can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere. If you can wait until August 4th, it will be available in bookstores everywhere.

Stay tuned for news about signings, readings and other events.


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