Cost of living : essays


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xvi, 222 pages ; 25 cm


"What does it cost to live? When we fall ill, our lives are itemized on a spreadsheet. A thousand dollars for a broken leg, a few hundred for a nasty cut while cooking dinner. Then there are the greater costs for even greater misfortunes. The car accidents, breast cancers, blood diseases, and dark depressions. When Emily Maloney was nineteen she tried to kill herself. An act that would not only cost a great deal personally, but also financially, sending her down a dark spiral of misdiagnoses, years spent in and out of hospitals and doctor's offices, and tens of thousands owed in medical debt. To work to pay off this crippling burden, Emily becomes an emergency room technician. Doing the grunt work in a hospital, and taking care of patients at their most vulnerable moments, chronicling these interactions in searingly beautiful, surprising ways. Shocking and often slyly humorous, Cost of Living is a brilliant examination of just what exactly our troubled healthcare system asks us to pay, as well as a look at what goes on behind the scenes at our hospitals and in the minds of caregivers"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Maloney, E., & Maloney, E. (2022). Cost of living: essays (First edition.). Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Maloney, Emily and Emily. Maloney. 2022. Cost of Living: Essays. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Maloney, Emily and Emily. Maloney. Cost of Living: Essays New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Maloney, Emily,, and Emily Maloney. Cost of Living: Essays First edition., Henry Holt and Company, 2022.

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