“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
As I said it is a book about out life which is by the way very humorous and well written to boot.
It was very down to earth and I enjoyed reading it but you must read his other book first because this one is really a continuation.
Thank you Dr. Collins for sharing your journey from a beer drinking, rock thrower to a Med Student.
As a medical student I appreciate the author's honest insight on the upbringing of a physician. This is truly a great read.Published 1 month ago by Buck
This was not just another medical memoir about the incredible rigors of medical school and residency. Read morePublished 2 months ago by littlevoice
Give great insight to the working of medschool, the stories and experiences Mike goes through in the start of his career are amusing and heart felt. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jerry M.
As a former auto mechanic turned medical student hopeful, this book has been a great read. I also own and love Hot lights, cold steel.Published 5 months ago by Jay
Read this book before medical school, now I am getting ready to start my orthopedic surgery residency! Very very inspiring!Published 9 months ago by Brandon N
A "rags to riches" autobiography of a young "rock thrower" from a Chicago construction company who makes good and becomes a doctor, despite all the odds... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
very well written, never felt i couldn't put down a autobiography before but not on this one. definitely recommend who wants an insight of a surgeons life. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Piragash swargaloganathan