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“Collins's gritty memoir traces his journey from a grimy construction pit to the hallowed halls of medicine. An engaging read--and a valuable reminder that doctors come from all walks of life.” ―Sandeep Jauhar, author of Intern: A Doctor's Initiation
“Collins has a poet's soul, whether describing the sunrise through a laborer's eyes or what it means to be human through a physician's. . . . Literary talent produces this fast-paced memoir filled with easy, unforced dialogue and authentic characters from all walks of life.” ―Booklist
“Collins has a superb ear for dialogue, and his breezy style makes his world spring to life.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“This is a perceptive, no-frills memoir of a surgeon who succeeded by dint of hard work and brains.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs is a gripping, humane, humorous, and an enlightening read.” ―Abraham Verghese, author of My Own Country, The Tennis Partner, and Cutting for Stone
Very Good Book. This book shows a man who is driven and has overcome many obstacles to be where he is at. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Keino
Steep Turn: A Physician's Journey From Clinic to CockpitMike Collins is a great story teller and has authored another wonderful book. Read morePublished 13 days ago by David B. Crawley
Collins has a knack for telling stories that teach important lessons about hard work and dedication, religion and morals, and philosophy and the human condition, all while... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ryan Taylor
Bought this book for someone just starting college and needed a little direction. They liked it. Therefore, I like it.Published 4 months ago by GeoMan
This doctor is a great writer! His story is touching, humorous, and inspiring. I originally read this book from the library, but I had to have it as I knew I would want to read... Read morePublished 7 months ago by WendyCat
I have been trying to find a book similar to this one. A lot of books are about the med school experience. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alain