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Mike Cyra spent twenty-years working as a Surgical Technologist, an EMT, a Chief Medical Officer on a ship in Alaska’s Bering Sea, and an Instructor of Maritime Emergency Medicine.
Mike is the author of the #1 best selling medical humor ebook, "Emergency Laughter: It Wasn't Funny When It Happened, But it is Now!" His second eBook, "Emergency Laughter: Stories of Humor Inside Ambulances and Operating Rooms" is already an Amazon #1 bestseller in the US, the UK and Australia.
Mike is also a contributing author in the medical humor anthology, "My Funny Major Medical."
His humor has appeared in The Placebo Journal, Our USA Magazine, Nurses fyi Magazine, EMS1.com, Parenting Humor, (614) Magazine and HumorPress.com.
Mike resides in Seattle Washington.
on March 03, 2012 :
These stories WILL make you laugh out loud. And that's coming from someone who doesn't usually laugh easy. More than once (for better or for worse) I burst out laughing on the crowded subway at one of the ridiculous situations Cyra found himself in. You don't need to be an EMT, nurse, doctor or anything to get everything out of this book. His narration style makes you feel like you are right there in the story, feeling like this could have happened to you. I was trying to describe the stories to my friend who is starting nursing school, and I realized I couldn't do them justice and I just had to get the book for her.
I read these stories on my morning and evening commutes and actually found myself wishing the commute would take longer so I could read another story. This book is hard to put down and a great way to put you in a good mood fast. I only wish it had been longer. I hear Volume 2 is coming out soon. Will be reading it as soon as I can get my hands on it.
(By the way, if you're not convinced and want more opinions, I suggest reading the reviews on Amazon. Seems just about everyone who read it enjoyed it as much as I did.)
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Dec. 22, 2011 :
I got this for my husband, who is a volunteer firefighter and was an EMT for several years. He thought it was great! It brought back a lot of memories for him of things that he was involved in that were't funny at the time, but sure are now hearing him tell about them. Some of the language used might not be appropriate for those who are not adults. Overall, very enjoyable.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)