Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Devil Wears Scrubs: Addressing Comments

I'm overwhelmed by the number of nice comments I've gotten on The Devil Wears Scrubs. But there have been a few persistent negative comments I've gotten on Amazon that I wish to address here:

1) It's too short

That's legitimate. If I had it to do over again, I would have definitely written an epilogue.

2) Alyssa, the evil resident, is too much of a stereotype

Yes, except nearly everything she did was actually done to me by a particular resident. Maybe there's a reason things are stereotypes, because they're real.

3) We never find out why Alyssa doesn't like Jane

Hmm. How many times in your life has someone been a jerk to you, and you found out it was because, like, you reminded them of their great-aunt, who never believed in them. Most of the time when someone doesn't like you, there's no real good reason and you never ever find out why it is. I refuse to come up with some contrived reason that didn't feel real to me.

9 comments:

  1. I loved the Devil Wears Scrubs. I am an NP in a major medical center and have seen enough to know that it's real. I could have kept reading so wouldn't have minded if it was longer. Keep writing!

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  2. I can't get this in Canada and don't have an e-reader. Any chance you could send me a hard copy?? I will pay you via paypal if you have an account!

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    1. We could probably arrange that... send me an email :)

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  3. Stereotypes are real? So, the stereotype about jewish people being cheapskates and stingy, hairy, and big nosed is true?

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    1. I hope so,because I think hairy, virile men with prominent noses who are good with money are incredibly sexy. Yum!

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  4. I just finished your book. I really enjoyed it! It made me glad that I did a community based FP residency! Keep writing!

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  5. Great book, but what happens at the end with Alyssa and the Sexy Surgeon? I want a wrap-up!

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