A Very Famous Social Worker

A Very Famous Social Worker

by Greg Johnson
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MrToadsWildRead More than 1 year ago
These stories and anecdotes from the author's first year as a young social worker are hilarious, but anyone who has ever worked in the human service field will recognize that they ring true. Johnson writes with the same kind of warm, observant humor as Garrison Keillor, and that's saying a lot.
dave_in_calvert More than 1 year ago
Greg Johnson captures both the color and complexities of a practicing social worker who honestly tries to address the mental health issues of clients in rural West Virginia. Every small town in that state, and I have lived or worked in many, has its cast of characters, and he brings them to life with warmth and humor. Granted that this book chronicles his rookie year, in the mid-70's, and there have been many program and medication changes since, it nonetheless provides a must-read for any young professional considering rural practice as a professional. Future doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers as well as social workers, especially if considering Appalachia, would learn alot from this volume. I expect it will be in the college reading lists next semester. It should be.
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billhenry More than 1 year ago
Sometime publishers do not go the extra mile to help new authors get discovered. So, it takes a little luck to come across a book like this one. The author recounts has adventures in the hills of West Virginia as a freshly minted social worker. It seems like the only person he did not meet in those hills was Jeanette Walls from "The Glass Palace." His storys are, at times, poignant, sad, hope filled and uproarously funny. He is to rural American social work what James Herriot was to rural British veterinarians. It could be a best seller if someone in the halls of publishing power gave it a chance.