Has Anyone Read the Echo Heron Books? - page 2

I was wondering if anyone has read any of the books written by Echo Heron. She is a gifted writer, and I have loved her books (Intensive Care, The Story of a Nurse; Condition Critical, The Story of a... Read More

  1. by   Spidey's mom
    If you check out her website, there are lists of engagements she will be attending AND you can email her. If she is speaking at your state convention, maybe you should try to go. Maybe you could meet her there.

    You are welcome for the link . . . I was curious a few months ago and did a google search.

  2. by   jnette
    Oooooooooooh, I can't wait ! Checked out her website (THANX, Steph!!!) and read her brief biography and about her books... then went staight to Amazon.com and ordered her first three (non fiction).

    Should be here in a couple days.... I can hardly wait ! Haven't read anything in a long while, and this looks like something I will truly enoy ! Whooooot !
  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Jnette . . . . . you will love those books. I read the first one about her experience in nursing school the summer before I started nursing school. Scary . . . .

    You will laugh out loud and cry. I can't wait until you read about the nurse who names her breasts . . . oh, but I can't spoil the whole thing for you so I'll stop. But it is so so funny . . . .

    Hurry hurry hurry whoever is delivering Jnette's books. :hatparty:
  4. by   jnette
    I can't waaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiit !!!

    I'm so ready to read again, and I just LOVE a good writer !

    I'm just so picky about what I read... it has to be something that really interests me... and therefore usually non-fiction.

    I just know I'm going to love her books.
  5. by   jnette
    Quote from manna
    I have a couple of her non-fiction books that I've read and was going to put in my yard sale (decluttering here). If anyone wants them, feel free to PM me and I'd be happy to send them to ya instead!

    Ah GEEESH !!!

    NOW I read this ! Of course right after I placed my order with Amazon...

    Heh..... oh well... nothing like a brand new book.
  6. by   Nurse Jeni
    I read Echo's first two non-fiction books when I was 18 and it solidified my thoughts on nursing. Twelve years later I'm working on Pre-reqs and finally headed towards becoming an RN. I think I'll go back and read those books a second time. I'm sure I'll be inspired again.
  7. by   BabyRN2Be
    Thanks for the link Steph!! I have spent time doing searches on her through altavista and Google. Not ONCE did that website come up. Thanks for posting it!

    Boy, I'd love to meet her for coffee one day...

  8. by   prmenrs
    Manna--if the books are in decent condition, donate them to the library. I do that w/ a lot of my books; get a tax write-off, they get good stuff (including a large print version of one of Echo's books), I'm happy.
  9. by   manna
    Now there's a thought, Prm - thanks for the idea. I guess I just had forgotten that libraries take donated books (but now that I think of it, my son's private school used to take book donations for their rather small library... I'll check there first)!
  10. by   Mimi2RN
    Quote from stevielynn
    She has a website . . .



    Hey Steph, does she live in your part of the world?
    I have several of her books, liked the non-fiction better than the fiction.
    Check your email.
  11. by   sharann
    jnette, you WILL love the books. Mine are dog-eared from multiple readings. I read them whenever I want a good bellylaugh! She does a great job telling it like it is, but with a flair only she can produce.
  12. by   Havin' A Party!
    Know I'm in the minority here but...

    Liked the coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing, but much of the rest of that book as well as Echo's first, I thought was drawn out and a bit S-L-O-W. Thought she could've saved 50% of the verbiage.

    Sorta felt like she was purposely trying to stretch things out -- like grade schoolers use to do on composition assignments where "you gotta meet the 500 words' requirement" -- without adding any real substance.

    Anyway, just an alternative opinion.
  13. by   DebbyMK
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    I just wonder what she ended up doing. I've done some searches, and I haven't found anything. I hope that she still is an advocate for nurses everywhere!
    I talked with her by phone and email a couple of years ago - she was gathering information for another book about ER nurses...have not seen anything come from that yet...but then I haven't been looking!!!!