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About the Author

Ms. Franz is an award winning humor writer. She honed her comedic talent in clubs such as Caroline’s, Stand-up New York, and Gotham City. When she was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis she decided that laughter and sarcasm were the best coping skills she could find. This is indeed a snarky tale of hospital care with insurance, oy vey! Sally Franz has also written The Baby Boomers Guide to Menopause, The Baby Boomer Mini-Field Guides, Monster Lies, The Knights of the Red Feather Labyrinth and she has contributed to the New York Times Best Selling, Chicken Soup for the Soul Series.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (November 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439263930
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439263938
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,721,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sally Franz is a multi-award winning humor and motivational author. She honed her skills for humor on the stand-up comedy stages in Manhattan, NY. She has produced and hosted hundreds of radio and TV shows as well as appearing on the Today Show 3 times, CNBC, The Maury Povitch Show and the LifeStyle Channel. In public appearances she has shared the stage with stars such as Rosey O'Donnel, Geraldo and Brooke Shields.

Sally has had a successful motivational/speaking career with clients such as Texaco-Chevron, Intel, SONY, and Yahoo! Her claim to fame is her niche in humor. Especially of late in Boomer-Humor. You can catch her regular blogs on being a Baby Boomer at: www.BabyBoomerTalkRadio.com

Check out her books at Amazon: "The Baby Boomers Guide to Menopause...or how to have more fun than 36 hours of labor" and just out, "Scrambled Leggs...a Snarky Tale of Hospital Hooey".

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Sally's humor makes me laugh out loud!
jannie win
This book is a fantastic gift for anyone who is sick, hospitalized, or bed-ridden, but only you read it first to know how to friend someone who is.
Mary Tootikian
Sally Franz shows us the way to rise above the physical picture and look for good through humor.
Carra Riley

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ray Duarte on November 10, 2009
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Sally's story speaks for itself. It is a cornucopia of truth fictionalized with GREAT humor. She is spiritually powerful with a wonderful sense of humor.

As a nurse I have always experienced that it is always the patients who teach us courage in spite of the fear, the pain, and the unknowns.

I find Sally's curious adventure of "Scrambled Leggs" as an excellent read for all who may suffer debilitating conditions, and especially for those of us who care for them.

What is unique is Sally's ability to tell her story with intelligent and loving humor. I have my experiences as a clinical instructor along with the memory of 38 years in a critical care specialty that clearly testify to one indisputable fact - All will gain from reading Sally's true story, but in particular health care professionals, and especially, nursing students stand to gain tremendous insights from Sally's true story of "Scrambled Leggs"

Ray Duarte, RN
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carra Riley on March 20, 2010
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Scrambled Leggs is a delightful read with wonderful lessons. Sally Franz shows us the way to rise above the physical picture and look for good through humor. She describes misdiagnosis and many fiascoes she had to endure with her horrendous ski accident experience. She has us laughing through the hallways. This book creates great giggle power and makes you laugh out loud. Sally shares how the "real you" is never touched by anything on the material level. She was paralyzed at a ski resort on a Holiday week-end and now walks, proving that even the most difficult situation can be overcome with the right consciousness. Her gift to the reader is something to be cherished.

After reading this book you will feel like you have been friends with Sally for years! I can say with authority "read it" you will be glad you did.

Carra Riley Author of "CosmicCowPie...Connecting The Dots"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jenna McCarthy on February 25, 2010
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I am the sort of person who avoids books about sick people. I mean, why go there? Life is hard enough without introducing someone else's drama into it. But from the minute I cracked this book open I knew it would be different. Throughout her crazy ordeal, Sally manages to stay amazingly upbeat, combining heartbreak with a hilarity you just don't expect. The author is at once witty and wise, and somehow never loses her sense of humor. I hope I never get what she had (or anything else scary for that matter), but if I do I hope I can get through it with this kind of grace.

Side note: My husband, who doesn't read much, picked up this book (to see what I was laughing hysterically about the previous nights, no doubt) and was rolling. If Sally can get him to read, she's a true miracle worker.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Andrews on February 24, 2010
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I have known Ms. Franz for over a year and had been looking forward to reading her very funny book. Now that I have finished it, I have so much more respect for her personal journey and all of the pain she overcame, without losing her sense of humor. All who read this book will be inspired by the gutsy way she faced this potentially life-threatening debilitation and managed to observe and humorously comment about the system and characters there to help her. She is an inspiration to me and will be to you too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Elgin on May 11, 2012
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First off, this is an amazing tale. Having to fight uphill against the medical establishment would be enough to drive many people insane. People who know everything, but don't know anything. People who are incompetent. etc. The book makes it clear why its necessary to have an advocate from the very beginning. I'm lucky I guess because in my family there are 2 MDs and many others who would be willing and able to take on the medical establishment on my behalf. Doctor's will usually listen to other MDs. Case in point, my sister had a severe neck injury a few years ago, and the situation had deteriorated nearly to the point where she would have died because everytime she went back to the doctor complaining of things like passing out from pain etc. they would just blow her off as a weak-willed woman who was merely complaining about a little more pain than she was used to. It would go away eventually, they said. And I suppose they were right about that (`eventually' meaning with her death). But fortunately for her, my brother-in-law (an MD) got involved, started making phone calls, and basically just stood up for her - explaining to them for instance, that this woman was not a complainer, and that her situation was continuing to deteriorate. This resulted in her being transferred to Johns Hopkins, finally being seen by the right specialists, finally getting the necessary surgery, and eventually they turned it around.

But the medical establisment by itself, has run amuck. And I could go on for days here but I `m sure everyone's heard it all before. So I'll just say that its all sad, and also pathetic - for a country like ours to have made such a mess of a basic necessity like healthcare.
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Sometimes, when facing a serious illness or chronic condition, life becomes so absurd and crazy that you laugh at it. That's exactly what Sally Franz has done.

Before I had a life-changing illness, I presumed that all health professionals knew exactly what they were doing, and all I had to do when I became ill is leave everything to them. I expected that if I became seriously ill, medical professionals would be constantly and consistently helpful, supportive, nurturing, and informative. I also presumed that family, acquaintances, and friends would rally around me, be extraordinarily kind and helpful, and give me exactly the assistance I need when I needed it.

Reality shattered that illusion. Sally Franz uses her wry humor and her experiences with Acute Transverse Myelitis to demonstrate that when you have a life-changing illness or condition, not only do you have to deal with the illness or condition itself, but also with the inadequacies of the people who are supposedly there to care for you.

Her observations are backed up by health professionals themselves. Dr. Robert Shmerling, in an article published on January 9, 2009, states: "It seems reasonable to assume that after a full evaluation, your doctor will know the cause of your symptoms. ... However the notion that your doctor knows the cause of your condition is often a medical myth." Dr. Steven Ash, at the Rand Health Research Institute, in an article published March 16, 2006, declares, "It doesn't matter who you are. ... We all get equally mediocre care.
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