Review of Monday Mornings: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s début novel

What happens when a noted doctor turns a novelist and records in fiction his experiences of the OT? Find out in this review of Monday Mornings by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent of CNN! How will Dr. Gupta fare with his débutante novel?

Monday Mornings by Sanjay Gupta is the first attempt of the well known and better loved Chief Medical Correspondent of CNN. Dr. Sanjay Gupta's new book itself answers what is perhaps going to be the biggest and most asked question - why did a leading surgeon preferred pen to scissors all of a sudden? Well, Monday Morning is a fiction, but a different kind of fiction, of a unique class that you do not come across too often. Often as morbid as reminiscent of Baudelaire, and autobiographical with a note of Joyce, Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Monday Mornings is about the darker sides of being a physician. Medical sciences are popular picks for students nowadays across all countries, due to lucrative salaries and the respect paid by the society. Being a doctor, you are often treated as God. Sometimes you yourself might feel the same, too! Being a doctor, you can revive a blocked heart, cure a deadly tumor, or replace a malfunctioning kidney or a clogged artery. You are divinity manifested! But when things do not come out so well and smooth?

In Monday Mornings, Dr. Gupta is about to tell a story here which is about those darker aspects, when the doctors commit mistakes, and fail. Sanjay Gupta's Monday Mornings, in juxtaposition to the rush of the corporate businesspersons, is the grave time of the week when surgeons gather to brood over their mistakes in the past few days and the following aftermaths. The story of Monday Mornings by Sanjay Gupta traces a journey of five surgeons at the Chelsea General, answering the unexpected outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality Conference, popularly known as M & M. The backdrop provides the author with an authorial omniscience to ponder over the professional failures of the protagonists, which in turn becomes a symbolic, Joycean journey to explore their personal failings. Nevertheless, at the end, the surgeons learn from their mistakes.

The tentative publication date of Monday Mornings by Sanjay Gupta is March 13, 2012. So while you got to wait for another few days for the launch of Sanjay Gupta's Monday Mornings, let's take a sneak peek at the storyline.

Preview of Monday Mornings Story: How is the fiction plotted?

Monday Mornings by Dr Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Representative and NY Times bestselling authorDr. Sanjay Gupta's Monday Mornings uses a fast paced narrative to weave a plot that experts would love to tag as a bildungsroman (or a künstlerroman if you agree to call a doctor an artist). The story of Monday Mornings unfolds with five Chelsea General surgeons, facing and answering for the bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, one of the most secret meetings in the medical profession. The narrative further follows the lives of the surgeons as they embark into a mission of pushing their limits hard - the limits of their abilities and endure - to confront their failures. The confront their failures before their peers at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, they confront their failures before their kins at their homes. CNN's medical chief proceeds into a fiction of personal experience, after his two breathtaking non fictions, Chasing Life and Cheating Death, both being New York Times best sellers. Chasing Life also made it to the USA Today and The Wall Street Journal best seller lists, and sold over a million copies.

Monday Mornings take you in a rush to your workplace. Monday Mornings are your times to judge your success and failures. And here, Monday Mornings are the only redemptions for the surgeons!

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The author

As a neurosurgeon at Emory University and Associate Chief of Service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Dr. Sanjay Gupta perhaps needs no introduction even to the common people, given apart the medical community. Apart from being the Chief Medical Representative of CNN, Dr. Gupta is also an author of the Time's Magazine, and hosts the popular television weekend program, House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is also one of the proud persons to secure a place in Forbes' 10 Most Influential Celebrities list back in 2011.

You can buy Monday Mornings by Sanjay Gupta online at and other leading online book selling websites, excluding offline stores.

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Guest Author: pam arora13 Apr 2012

Excellent read. Bound to be a best seller.

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