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Good in a crisis : a memoir

Author: Margaret Overton
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the four years of physician Margaret Overton's acrimonious divorce, she dated widely and sometimes indiscriminately, determined to find her soulmate and live happily ever after. But then she discovered she had a brain aneurysm. She discovered it at a particularly awkward moment on a date with one of many Mr Wrongs. Overton, an anaesthetist, realised she had been so busy looking after the needs of others that  Read more...
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Named Person: Margaret Overton; Margaret Overton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Overton
ISBN: 9781408824351 1408824353
OCLC Number: 777757766
Description: 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: During the four years of physician Margaret Overton's acrimonious divorce, she dated widely and sometimes indiscriminately, determined to find her soulmate and live happily ever after. But then she discovered she had a brain aneurysm. She discovered it at a particularly awkward moment on a date with one of many Mr Wrongs. Overton, an anaesthetist, realised she had been so busy looking after the needs of others that she had forgotten to look after herself. So she set out on a course to take control of her future and finally become independent of men. Good in a Crisis is Overton's laugh-out-loud account of dealing with the most serious of life's problems: loss of life, loss of love and loss of innocence. It is a story of spirituality and self-delusion; of coming of age in adulthood and of navigating the terrible events that can cluster in midlife. Honest, hopeful and hilarious, this unforgettable memoir will make you laugh and cry. It will leave you a lot humbler, and just a little wiser.
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Honest, hopeful, hilarious--the smartest, most knowing account of a woman and the calamities of midlife since Nora Ephron's wryly humorous Heartburn.  Read more...

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Hilarious ... This memoir of how grieving makes us behave like lunatics is wonderful on friendship and motherhood and brutally honest about the rest * Psychologies * [A] smart and clear-eyed Read more...

 
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