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A Physician's Plight, A Memoir: Professional Success ... Personal Disaster
     

A Physician's Plight, A Memoir: Professional Success ... Personal Disaster

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by Katherine Klein
 

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It’s not only a doctor’s medical school education, residency training, and launching into practice that’s so demanding, but what may be creeping into the professional’s personal life along the way.

Katherine Klein is a naive teenager with a contentious home life who marries despite her parents’ disapproval. After

Overview

It’s not only a doctor’s medical school education, residency training, and launching into practice that’s so demanding, but what may be creeping into the professional’s personal life along the way.

Katherine Klein is a naive teenager with a contentious home life who marries despite her parents’ disapproval. After Katherine’s husband finally agrees to have children but does not change his ways, her tolerance wanes, tension mounts, and the marital situation becomes explosive. Her husband refuses to leave the marital home and she is forced to flee with her children.

After Katherine’s departure, her husband focuses on threatening, harassing and stalking her. She also learns that US Family Court does not necessarily abide by any consistent set of rules, particularly if it pertains to justice.

This is an eye-opening, compelling memoir… one not to be overlooked.

Editorial Reviews

Mary Cowper
Stress and the occupation of physician are no strangers to each other, and a chaotic home life does not help things. “A Physician’s Plight: A Memoir” tells the tale of Katherine Klein and the rough going she has with her derelict husband as their marital tensions strain and their children are pulled apart. This is an intriguing read that shouldn’t be missed for readers of personal memoirs
Josh Grossman, M.D., FACP, Col. (ret.)
This book pulls no punches – nothing is sacred, nothing is left out! Katherine Klein, gives us “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of her family-of-origin, her marital suffering, and her divorce, which landed her in Family Court and deprived her of participation in much of the lives of her young children.
Might pre-marital counselors encourage young couples to read this thoughtful, valued text before their first marriages?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013157651
Publisher:
Katherine Klein MD
Publication date:
07/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
282
File size:
210 KB

Meet the Author

Katherine Klein wanted to share the life lessons she was forced to learn so young people or anyone contemplating getting into or out of a relationship thinks twice. She also wanted anyone thinking about divorce to get a glimpse of what Family Court can really do, particularly if it involves custody or financial issues.

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A Physician's Plight: A Memoir - Professional Success ... Personal Disaster 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Doug_DePew More than 1 year ago
I just finished "A Physician's Plight" last night, and Dr. Klein's story broke my heart. It follows her story from her youth through final personal triumph with twenty years of heartache in between. This book is well-written and moves at a good clip. It does a good job of sharing just enough that we can actually feel it from the inside. As the title suggests, there is an interesting contrast between Dr. Klein's escalating personal struggles and stories from inside the hospital. Having lived through my wife's own struggles for custody of her son, I empathized with Dr. Klein's story. It's amazing what family court can sometimes conclude. Reality seems to have very little to do with their decisions in many cases. This was a brave story. I thank Dr. Klein for sharing it and recommend it to anyone who likes a good, personal memoir.