This memoir follows the journey of a pediatric ICU physician, with recollections of many specific patients and their families, and the relationships he developed with them. It also chronicles his growth as a young adult preparing for a medical career, through parenthood, and finally grandparenthood. Dr. Stidham recalls moments that are tender and touching, others that are painful or frightening, and some that are just hilarious.
Dr. Stidham’s journey is really two journeys, in parallel. One is his journey in medicine, as a deeply feeling pediatrician, specially trained to care for the most critically ill children and their families. The other is his journey as a husband, father, and finally grandfather.
There is something in the story of these two journeys that will resonate with readers of many different types and backgrounds.
Blessings and Sudden Intimacies is a moving, engrossing and enchanting read that kept me captivated me from beginning to end. I was surprised by how engrossed I was in this book, it may be non-fiction and it may be hard hitting but it is moving and it captivates your attention from the very beginning. I admire the author of this book, Dr. Greg Stidham, both for his hard work as a Pediatric doctor but also because he has written such an honest, compelling and engaging book that opens the reader’s eyes to the harsh and unkind realities that happen in this world. As a mother, this book was hard for me to read but it was an insightful read that is important.
This book is written by a Pediatric doctor who has written a book on his experiences in his work. It makes for an emotional read and it certainly will take the reader on an emotional ride. It may be heart-wrenching at time but the author manages to inject some gentle humor and light moments so that the book does not become oppressively dark. It is a moving memoir, that is personal and intimate and it makes for a lovely read.
This poignant memoir is written by the wonderful Dr. Stidham. Stidham struck me as a skilled and confident writer from the get-go. Writing a memoir is very difficult, especially if you have no experience with writing so I really was impressed by his skilled words and how loving, kind, compassionate and respectful he was. Stidham writes about some difficult times which are very hard to read, but it is still poignant and it is worth it.
To conclude my thoughts on Blessings and Sudden Intimacies I would say if you are looking for a moving read that will take you on an emotional roller coaster as well as warm you with lovely moments then this book is for you. This wonderful book gets Five Stars from me.
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