06 April 2009

Brian Eule's MATCH DAY is a book to neatly check one's complaints about overwork. You think you have trouble balancing work and life now? At least you're not a first-year intern at a major hospital, looking down the barrel at 4 years working 80-plus-hour weeks on their way hopefully to becoming doctors. The three female doctors profiled don't have time to make time charts or read aspirational books; they're too busy just trying to keep up with their patient loads, answer specialists' questions, become better doctors.

Alternately, if you feel like you haven't accomplished anything in life and may not accomplish anything, it makes an excellent tool of self-flagellation.

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