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Didn't Get Frazzled
“…the best fictional portrayal of med school since ER.” – BlueInk Review (starred)International Book Award Bronze Medal Winner Readers' Favorite (Fiction - Humor/Comedy) INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist (Humor)
Medical student Seth Levine faces escalating stress and gallows humor as he struggles with the collapse of his romantic relationships and all preconceived notions of what it means to be a doctor. It
The main character, Seth and his band of cohorts are medical students enduring the trials and tribulations of medical school while also trying to manag ...more
I’m a doctor and I must admit this book brought many memories for me (although I studied Medicine almost ten years earlier than the character Seth in the book and in Barcelona, Spain, where the system of medical training is slightly different to the one in the US that’s portrayed in the book): the sha ...more
I loved this! I don't tend to read or watch anything overly medical, so being honest, I was unsure how I was going to get on with this. But the characters and their lives mixed perfectly with the medical terms and procedures in an all-round enjoyable and engrossing read.
They say write what you know, and this is definitely what David Hirsch has done. I don't think it would be possible to write a ...more
Author David Z. Hirsch, MD is a practicing physician in Maryland. And that is but the first entertaining conundrum that flows like flatus from this novel: the author is a physician – David Z. Hirsch MD is a nom de plume. And after a brief but hilarious take on a bio we get the idea that this is one gifted comedian and that what will follow is a medical tale that is crea ...more
Seth is fresh into medical school with a skip in his step. He is so sure tha ...more
I won the audiobook in a giveaway! David Gilmore is the voice actor who gave even more lif ...more
The writing is intellig ...more
For medical students, House of God is practically required reading, but I could never stomach the brutal misogyny and exploitative scenes. To my relief, Didn’t Get Frazzled more accurately represents the multicultural world of medicine with strong female and racially diverse characters. There’s also a realistic portrayal of social issues and the dating scene (as I know well, unfortunately for me).
This book is a lot of fun and frequently challenged my views ...more
This book has been sitting unread in my Kindle app for some time...my bad! This is a great collection of incidents as experienced by a medical student and his fellow travelers over their four years of med school. It is humorous, sad, gory and a bunch of other adjectives that all add up to one fantastic read. Highly recommend.
In "Didn't Get Frazzled", David Z. Hirsch describes the quirky and zany characters in their first years of Medical School.
Seth Levine, portrayed as insecure in his private relationships, but amazingly professional as a medical student, intern, then resident, narrates the story. He introduces us to his friends, coll ...more
This book follows Seth Levine through his 4 years of medical school: from Gross Anatomy to the verge of residency. Not just about his training, but the toll it takes on his relationship, and the way it impacts the rest of his life (and the lives of his classmates).
Overall, it's told with a light touch -- it's by no means a laugh out loud, slapstick-y comedy -- it's comedic. There's some drama, there's some tragedy, but overall, it's comedic. ...more
This was an entertaining and fun read, and I enjoyed the adventures and misadventures of the trek through medical school. The author probably derived this from his personal experiences and gave it an exciting but yet humorous story behind it. It seemed real but was so well written, it doesn't matter. The writer didn't bog the reader down with explanations of medical jargon, as it wasn't necessary to explain every little thing. He told a good ...more
There are many “truths” throughout the book. He truly didn’t get frazzled as he learned those truths. My favorite was his stint on the psych ward. I’ll leave it for you to read but, I will say he had the correct evaluation of our society today. Reviewed by Barbara
4 1/2 Stars
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This was a fun book to read. I have to wonder if some of this is autobiographical or if the writer is sharing secrets from his fellow doctors. Even though this is a work of fiction, the author does a such a good job of making real characters and a believable plot, it feels like we are sharing stories to pass time while commuting on a train. I felt for Seth as he trudged through med school and his training while trying to bal ...more
Didn't Get Frazzled chronicles the experiences of med student Seth Levine. Hirsch whisks readers back to the 90s and gives a fresh perspective on what it is actually like to be a medical student. Along the way, we are treated to the heartache, wonder, and laugh out loud experiences of what love and dating was like pre-Internet.
Having been a medical student in the 90s myself, I was struck by how accurate and poignant Hirsch's depiction of medi ...more
'Didn't Get Frazzled' by David Z. Hirsch, MD.
Finished on September 20, 2017
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'Didn't Get Frazzled' chronicles Seth Levine's life as a medical student. He meets several unique characters along the way including a fellow student who boasts he will eat any piece of a cadaver he cannot name, and a professor who performs a gynecolo/>BOOK/>GIVEN ...more
Didn't Get Frazzled strikes me as very similar.
Seth Levine takes us on his journey as a medical student. His story get split between the years, allowing the ...more
The author, thinly disguised as Seth Levine, sensitive medica ...more
Young love in flux and all the residual consequences. (Memory lane again). The author has a wonderful way of mixing poignancy and humor with the craziness of youth wanting to make new relationship rules and then wondering why they don’t work out in the long run. “We’re ju ...more
I was raised in Christian Science - still identify as a Christian Scientist - and, except for the times when I took my sons to the doctor as they were growing up, never spent much time around hospitals or doctors' offices until recently. In the last couple years I have become more familiar with the local me ...more
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Dr. Hirsch subsisted ...more