Year of the Nurse: A 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic Memoir

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What I thought would be a tribute to great nurses who served during the pandemic is really one nurse’s soapbox to complain about politics, Trump, and Republicans in general. Such a shame. My mom is a seventy-one-year-old nurse who has “retired” several times, only to return to her passion of nursing. She loves to serve and I love hearing her patient stories and the joy she gets from caring for others in the remarkable way that she does. I thought this would be a great book to share with her.

The COVID-19 pandemic has only elevated the respect I have for healthcare professionals and teachers. It has been a time for everyone to realize just how invaluable these professions are to our lives. But when the author compares her job as a nurse during the pandemic to the work of soldiers on the frontline during wartime, I have a hard time wrapping my arms around that one. Also, when she says that if you don’t agree with her politics, you should return her book. Fine, but the title and description should be that of a political commentary, not a tribute to nurses.

If you enjoy raging with others about President Trump and blaming everything, including COVID-19 on him, then you will love this book. If you prefer to think for yourself and realize that the pandemic and most other issues are heavily nuanced and not all directly caused by Trump’s faults, you should definitely save your time and money for other endeavors.

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Author Cassandra Alexander
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 414 pages
Publisher Caskara Press
Publish Date 18-Jul-2021
ISBN 9781955825078 Buy this Book
Issue October 2021
Category Biographies & Memoirs