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An emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself.
Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia, when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.
In the ensuing years, as Harper learned to become an effective ER physician, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she came to understand that each of us is broken—physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.
The Beauty in Breaking is the poignant true story of Harper’s journey toward self-healing. Each of the patients Harper writes about taught her something important about recuperation and recovery. How to let go of fear even when the future is murky: How to tell the truth when it’s simpler to overlook it. How to understand that compassion isn’t the same as justice. As she shines a light on the systemic disenfranchisement of the patients she treats as they struggle to maintain their health and dignity, Harper comes to understand the importance of allowing ourselves to make peace with the past as we draw support from the present. In this hopeful, moving, and beautiful book, she passes along the precious, necessary lessons that she has learned as a daughter, a woman, and a physician.
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- Publisher : Riverhead Books; Reprint edition (June 29, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- International Standard Book Number-10 : 0525537392
- International Standard Book Number-13 : 978-0525537397
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.1 x 0.78 x 7.94 inches
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Comfort in the time of Covid…
July 13, 2020
Michele Harper’s book is the first I’ve read in a very long time in a single sitting. After hearing the author interviewed last week on NPR, I ordered “The Beauty in Breaking” with curiosity, but I’ve been rewarded with hope, and with comfort in CovidTIme.
The author, an ER doctor of obvious skill, dedication, and passion, is, as she says “a healer.” But more than that, she is a thoughtful and curious woman who is as affected by her patients as she affects them. From children to the very old, from people of dignity and control to addicts, alcoholics, and malingerers, each encounter she describes causes her to tie the patient’s struggle to something happening in her own life at the same time: love, divorce, loneliness, self-care, job insecurity…
Harper weaves together a compelling and ultimately optimistic story of her puzzling to make sense of the souls that cross her path in various hospitals: her patients, her colleagues, the broken systems called US Healthcare, the steps she takes to heal herself, even as she works to heal her patients.
Ultimately, this is a story of Harper’s ability to forgive and recover, stronger, from the many times she was broken: by her father, by a system that promotes mediocrity and masculinity, by despairing patients bent on self-destruction, by her yearning for a child and for righteousness.
Michele Harper brings us along as she makes life and death decisions for a living, and ultimately chooses to keep pursuing a richer life for herself and encourages the reader to do the same. She says “I knew that after letting go, there is forgiveness; after forgiveness, there is faith.”
This is an encouraging story to hear from a front-line hero as we struggle with the loss of faith and societal structure in the midst of the biggest medical challenge in a century. Michele Harper moves far beyond medicine to share her pursuit of health, and ultimately leaves the reader with “… a message to love more, no matter what, to be happy now, no matter what.”
70 people found this helpful
Discouraging for an African American 18 year old young man planning to be a doctor
August 15, 2020
My mom saw this book and decided to order it for me since I have identified medicine as my career. She read White Coat, Black Doctor and was very impressed with it. So she saw this book and ordered it and suggested I read it first since I am now entering college to start my pre-med education.
I wasn’t able to get past the 3rd chapter because of the way the author writes about the black people in her life mostly her dysfunctional family. There wasn’t a single positive thing she said about her family and was extremely critical of them. That’s not necessarily an issue in and of itself. I found it rather disturbing that when she talks about her boyfriend, who happens to be white, she uses nothing but a lovely description for him and yet he breaks her heart . She talks about how he smells and feels and all that nonsense. And yet, with all of her criticism of her Black family, they gave her enough for her to reach almost the pinnacle of success. This did not bode well for me . I no longer wanted to hear anything else she had to say. I just want to make sure none of the people I know ever cross paths with her because that level of self hate could project on people looking like her family.
60 people found this helpful
Could benefit from some serious editing
August 4, 2020
Another book with a good title, excellent first chapter, and then it’s downhill all the way. A series of disconnected medical stories interspersed with author musings. I wanted to hear about the author’s personal healing, which is the framing presented here to sell the book. For me the constant returning to her childhood troubles took all the momentum out of the broader story. Going back and forth in time takes a storytelling skill I feel this author lacks. Taking a scalpel to all the “he said she said” and asides about broader social ills would have made a much more taut and compelling story for me. Halfway through I just stopped reading it, $13 down the drain.
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