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Emergency Laughter: It Wasn't Funny When It Happened, But it is Now! [Kindle Edition]

Mike Cyra
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Real life medical drama is OK… but true stories of emergency medicine that make you laugh out loud are better!

Mike Cyra's comedic storytelling style of writing is hilarious. Experience what it's like to drive an Emergency Vehicle through traffic. Learn how not to deliver a baby; how to fake unconsciousness; fun ways to chop your fingers off and why controlling your imagination is so crucial, when you find yourself alone in a morgue refrigerator, and the lights go out.Stare death in the face and live to tell about it at the hands of vomiting children, and old women who spit food.

Laughter helps the mind, heals the body and is a critical survival tool for all who deal with death, dying and disaster up close. Emergency Laughter shows that it’s OK to laugh at yourself and the world around you.

Mike Cyra spent twenty years working in Emergency Medicine and Surgery as a Surgical Technologist, an Emergency Medical Technician on ambulances, a Bering Sea Medic and an instructor of Basic Life Support and Maritime Emergency Medicine.

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 "Mike Cyra is a good friend of mine, and I do want to recommend his new book AND his web site. His book is Emergency Laughter. Mike is a former medic with a great sense of humor AND humanity. I think you will really enjoy this book, if you are-as I am-a fan of real life medical books!
Ann Rule, New York Times Bestselling Author.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny! August 10, 2011
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Seriously funny situations! I'll admit to being a bit biased. I worked with Mike for eight years on that fish processing ship in the Bering Sea. Mike was pee-your-pants funny then and his humor comes across loud and clear in this book. I want to assure you all that when the fish guts hit the fan, Mike was always 100 percent professional... but the rest of the time? What out!

Buy the book! Mike will pocket enough money to have a beer... and you'll WANT to buy him a beer after reading this book!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out load situations! April 26, 2011
By Trina
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I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the situations the author GOT himself into. I could visualize them, as if I were standing there watching it all first hand. This was a very quick read, or it was a quick read, because I found myself not wanting to put it down. Either way, it is a book, that you will enjoy reading. It gives you some insight into the way our EMT's make light of a stressful job.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny! March 30, 2012
By ZMannix
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It was a great read, I had a hard time not laughing out loud in the subway. Now i have to look for another book like this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! May 22, 2011
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This book was fun from beginning to end. Since I've worked in the medical field in various jobs, I can relate to the stories the author has told (although I never got myself into the situations he did!) A fast, funny read, would highly recommend for anyone that wants a good laugh or 20.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Humor on Steroids March 28, 2011
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Emergency Laughter is no placebo; it's the real thing, the hard drug of humor that lingers in your brain for eternity. The first chapter will bring you to your knees, the second will kick you in the gut, and the third will lay you flat and totally addicted until the end, leaving you groveling for more. If you love to laugh, and you love to cry, and you love to laugh and cry and scream all at the same time ... this book is your prescription to happiness.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By L.H.
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I love Mike Cyra's writing.He puts you through an entire range of emotions.Hystericily funny,shocking and touching all at the same time.It's exciting to peer over the shoulder of this fearless and highly competent EMT as he recounts his tales.It reminds you it takes a certain grit to do be a first responder.No matter how horrific or outrageous the story,Mike relates to the reader thru his humanity and compassion.I highly reccomend this book,it hung in my memory and somehow made me feel a bit more prepared forthe unthinkable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical September 16, 2011
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This book is a riot! I haven't read anything this funny in a long time. I'm only about halfway through because I was reading it on a plane at night and I was trying to laugh quietly, but there was no way I could keep it quiet. This is brilliantly written. I love how the writer combines the real life drama with what's going on inside his head at the time, combined with his thoughts about the events as he's reflecting back writing this book. We get a very well rounded perspective of the events, which makes the events hysterically funny since you can easily get very clear mental pictures and it's easy to feel the emotions of the situation as things progress. I recommend this book to everyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! August 25, 2011
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I bought this book last night and spend all day today at work reading it. Sure it was the best day at work ever!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, great uplifting read!
This book is awesome, it's Funny and is a great read after one of those days, you know which ones I'm talking about, those don't even ask days. Read more
Published 23 hours ago by V.C.
5.0 out of 5 stars a must read
Good to the last page. Everyone needs to laugh a little! I read this over and over. Good fun. Enjoy!
Published 15 days ago by Jen
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Great Story, Some Not So Great
I read one of Mike Cyra's stories on a blog before I got the book to read, and I laughed so hard at the story I read, I just had to check out the book. The book isn't bad. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Michelle Devon
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!
As a paramedic for the past 18 years I can relate to every story in the book. I recommend this book for all ems providers. Those not involved in ems would enjoy the book as well. Read more
Published 18 days ago by discgolf213
2.0 out of 5 stars Good book to read when wanting to fall asleep
Book was not as good as I thought it would be. To have laughter in the title, it is not very funny.
Published 1 month ago by Douglas Marable
2.0 out of 5 stars emergency Laughter
Enjoyed this book to a point, yet again, the crudeness put me off , the life as a medic is hard it is also very demanding and a bit of levity is great but !!!
Published 1 month ago by Sue Thorp
5.0 out of 5 stars Need a good laugh?!?
It's hard being a new nurse! Especially being put on a unit with a bunch of other seasoned nurses. I talked to my mentor to see if she had any books she could recommend, kind of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Courtney French
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed Till I Cried
Has tears I laughed so hard. I suggested to a friend of mine who trains Paramedics that it should be part of their training manual
Published 1 month ago by Kaye
2.0 out of 5 stars could be funnier
Lots of really hysterical things happen,not here. People are funny. Put them in unusual situations they get Really very funny
Published 1 month ago by anne darby
1.0 out of 5 stars Dont even bother!
It is a stinker! Really hated it. Just like reading someone's stupid daily blog.....
I cannot say clearly enough: Do Not Buy This Book!
Published 2 months ago by Cheryl Murphy
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More About the Author

Mike Cyra spent twenty-years working in Emergency Medicine and Surgery as a Surgical Technologist; an Emergency Medical Technician on ambulances; a Chief Medical Officer on a ship sailing Alaska's violent Bering Sea and an Instructor of Maritime Emergency Medicine and Basic Life Support.

Mike's Television career took off when he appeared on three episodes of Magnum P.I. as a Paramedic and a Coroner.

His Television career abruptly ended after he was repeatedly yelled at by the show's Director for, repeatedly, looking directly into the camera and smiling.

He is the first Extra to ever be banned by the Television Industry and Hollywood.

Mike is currently unavailable for Leading Roles as a Non-speaking Extra.

In addition to writing "Emergency Laughter: It Wasn't Funny When It Happened, But it is Now!" Mike is also a contributing author of the medical humor anthology, "My Funny Major Medical," as well as being published by England's Dying Matters Coalition; "Final Chapters: Writing About The End of Life."

Mike's humor has appeared in multiple publications including, The Placebo Journal, Our USA Magazine, EMS1.com, Parenting Humor, EMS World and Humor Press.

Mike Cyra writes, and resides in Seattle, Washington.

Give Mike a shout at medicalhumor(at)earthlink(dot)net.

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