“[In this] remarkable portrait…Salamon succeeds in providing a completely unique, three-dimensional and compellingly human perspective of the demanding work—both frustrating and rewarding that is not always apparent to hospital patients and their families.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review).
“The fine grain of Ms Salamon’s observations allows her to paint a compelling—and damning—portrait of a dysfunctional health-care system…Its careful documentation of financial crises, feuds, personality clashes and, most of all, life-and-death drama it feeds the same appetite for
pathos, intrigue, tragedy and redemption…as the current plethora of medical programs.” — Economist
“I’ve never had much interest in hospitals (or been able to sit through an episode of ‘ER’), but as Salamon expertly sucked me into the saga of Maimonides, I realized this was about more than white coats, scalpels and beeping consoles. This place was 21st century America in a microcosm.” —Laura Miller, Salon