“Peril: The Inside Story of America’s Emergency Rooms” is a gripping medical memoir by world-renowned journalist Bob Woodward. In this book, Woodward recounts his own harrowing experiences as an ER patient and offers a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of America’s emergency rooms. With eye-opening stories from doctors, nurses, patients, and families on the front lines of health care, “Peril” provides a unique and insightful look at one of our nation’s most vital institutions.
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for readers who are interested in medical memoirs, as well as those who want to learn more about the inner workings of America’s emergency rooms.
- 1) The author has a lot of personal experience with being an ER patient, which lends to the book having a realistic and authentic feel.
- 2) Woodward provides readers with an in-depth look at the inner workings of America’s emergency rooms.
- 3) “Peril” is full of eye-opening stories from doctors, nurses, patients, and families on the front lines of health care.
- The author spends too much time recounting his own experiences as an ER patient.
- The book lacks a clear narrative arc.
- The anecdotes are often dry and unengaging.
Learn more about the author
Bob Woodward is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked for more than thirty years. He is the author of twelve books, including four #1 New York Times bestsellers.
“This book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the state of emergency medicine in this country. Woodward takes you on an up-close and personal tour of our nation’s ERs, showing both the heroism and the horror that can be found there. This is a important, powerful book.”
“An amazing, up-close look at the inner workings of America’s emergency rooms. Woodward brings us into the ER with him and provides a fascinating glimpse into this vital part of our society.”
“If you’re interested in the current state of health care in America, or just enjoy a good medical memoir, then I highly recommend Peril. It’s well-written and honestly heartbreaking at times, but ultimately an essential read.”
“This book is a page-turner! Woodward takes you inside the emergency room and provides an up-close look at the inner workings of our health care system. You’ll never look at ERs in the same way again.”