In this chatty, appealing memoir (whose title refers to the mechanical device that wakes the author up for phone calls or as an alarm clock), Dr. Zazove, who is deaf, recounts how he overcame the odds and realized a lifelong dream to become a family doctor by gaining entrance to medical school--and then completing his M.D. Zazove believes that his deafness has contributed to his humanity, leading him into family practice and helping him to focus on individual patients. This personal account of his struggles reveals his inspiration, dedication, and warmth. For all collections.-- Emily Ferren, Carroll Cty. P.L., Westminster, Md.
The biography of a deaf man who struggled to get into medical school, graduate, and establish a practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)