Have you read Echo Heron's book?

  1. I am reading it now, the first one, and she is talking about nursing school in detail. Is it really that horrible, load-wise? Heather
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  3. by   AmyLiz
    I've read her first one & really enjoyed it!

    Not sure about the workload, since I haven't started my actual nursing courses yet. I'm sure it'll be a lot of work, but I'm sure it will also be different from when she was in school, since that was around 25 years or so ago.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    I read Echo's first book about nursing school the summer before I started nursing school. It scared me too. Actually, she went to school in the 70's and I think it was harder then. Not that it isn't hard now.

    I love her books. Not her politics so much . . she is pretty stridently anti-hospital, anti-doc, etc. But her stories are hilarious, heartbreaking, and very insightful.

    Nursing school is hard . . .. as are all things worthwhile in life.

    You'll make it.
  5. by   kavi
    I've heard a few others mention her books here. So yesterday I went to a book store and asked if I could order some of her books. The clerk did checked the computer (or pretended to) and said there was no author listed or books by someone named "Echo Heron". Is this the character's name? Could someone tell me the author's name? I love to read and she sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks!
  6. by   spineCNOR
    Echo Heron is her correct name. All of her non-fiction books are worth reading. The best, IMO, is Tending Lives --this book should be required reading for every nurse.

    (I also enjoyed her mysteries, but start with Tending Lives, Condition Critical or Intensive Care
  7. by   kavi
    Originally posted by spineCNOR
    Echo Heron is her correct name. All of her non-fiction books are worth reading. The best, IMO, is Tending Lives --this book should be required reading for every nurse.

    (I also enjoyed her mysteries, but start with Tending Lives, Condition Critical or Intensive Care
    Thanks! I'm going to a different town tommorow and i'll try their book store. I appreciate the suggestions.
    kavi
  8. by   zacarias
    Echo Heron is awesome!!

    I've read most of her books and they are great. <i>Tending Lives</i> is awesome and really quite poignant. You should start out reading Intensive Care and then Critical Care.

    The humor and the seriousness all drive home the many facets of a nurse and lead readers to realize the day to day pain, heartache, and joy that nurses face.

    Z
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    kavi . . . try Amazon!!! Or Barnes and Noble.
  10. by   marilynmom
    Oh I love books! I just finished Critical Care and I really enjoyed it! I just happen to stumble upon her books at my local Barnes and Noble and I am so glad I found her.

    Marilyn
  11. by   AmyLiz
    Kavi, I think they might be out of print. I think you might be able to find them on Amazon.com, though.

    My library had a couple of her books, so you may want to try there.
  12. by   Dublin37
    I got mine on half.com for .75 cents!
  13. by   USA987
    They are all awesome. I've managed to read them over the breaks while in nursing school!!!
  14. by   FullMoonMadness
    You guys have time to read?The only thing I have cast eyes on is my Med Surg textbook and that is a little dry for my taste.Maybe I can catch up before summer semester starts.

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