Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor - Purely Awesome

It's not very often that I have this many good things to say about another human being, but Dr. Fizzy McFizz deserves all my accolades and more. You see, the holder of this pseudonym authored one of the best comedic works of my time - A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor. She is an accomplished doctor, wife, mother, author, and active blogger.

I received A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor as a Christmas present from my parents. If you know anyone who is going to be a doctor, already is a doctor, or even just knows someone who fits either of those categories, this is a great gift for him/her/it. A lot of the humor may fall into the category of an inside joke, but much of it is just funny if you're at all familiar with what it takes to become a doctor. Let's face it, if a joke about a med student camping in the woods to make ends meet and reciting "Fumarate, Malate, Succinate..." from within his tent (or the stages of needing to pee during a surgery, as an alternate example) doesn't make you chuckle, it's most likely because you've never had to memorize the Citric Acid Cycle or stay sterile for hours at a time - in which case, you're probably the winner. Trust me.

Anyway, if you know someone who would like the eBook version of this comedic gem, use this link. If you would prefer to give a splendidly-bound paperback copy, this link's for you. Either way, you're giving hours of gold to whatever recipient you choose. I've already bought two copies and given them to friends that have already commented on how awesome it is after having gone home immediately to read it cover-to-cover fifteen times. Yes, exaggeration, but STILL. If you want to make someone involved in the process of becoming a doctor VERY happy, this is a good gift.

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