Gary D. Conrad Signing on Sept. 3
Please join us in welcoming back author Gary D. Conrad to our store! He will be signing copies of his new book, The Pit: Memoir of an Emergency Physician, on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6PM.
After forty-five years in medicine, over forty of them as an emergency physician, Dr. Gary Conrad has seen almost everything. Brace yourself and take his hand as he guides you deep into and through the steaming guts of medical school, internship and emergency medicine, where exposure to infectious diseases, emotional upheaval and life-threatening situations are commonplace. Learn how physicians approach family members about the death of a loved one, what "sphincter moments" are, how doctors deal with performing repulsive procedures they'd rather not do, and how they handle watching a patient die when nothing more can be done. The Pit will take you on an unpredictable, sometimes unsettling, roller coaster ride of tears, joy, offbeat, sardonic humor, gut-wrenching moments that will make you cringe, and much, much more.
Gary D. Conrad lives with his wife, Sheridan, and their dogs, Karma and Buddy, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Gary is an emergency and integrative physician, and his interests include Tibetan rights, meditation, the music of Joseph Haydn, choral work and wilderness hiking. He received his undergraduate diploma from Oklahoma State University, his M.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma, and after finishing his internship in 1978, has been a practitioner of emergency medicine in the greater Oklahoma City area. He has also completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona.