Thursday, April 24, 2008

by Carolyn Jourdan

Carolyn Jourdan was working as a high-powered lawyer, in Washington, DC, when she received a call to return home to Tennessee. Her mother had suffered a heart attack and her father, who ran a rural medical practice, needed her to fill in as a receptionist. Carolyn thought she would only be there for a couple of days, but it turned into weeks.
She learned about Medicare forms; cleaning up bodily fluids; how to say no to drug addicts who called up for renewals; helping to care for the whole crew of motley characters who came into the office daily.
Heart In The Right Place is a beautiful memoir that is funny, sad and compassionate.