"I cannot help but wonder, what is so terrible about aging? It happens to everyone."

 

 

 

 

 

Good in a Crisis is Overton's laugh–out–loud funny story of dealing with the most serious of life's problems: the death of close friends, the dissolution of a long relationship, a sudden health crisis, the realities of midlife. It's about loss of life, loss of love, loss of innocence; about spirituality, self-delusion, even sheer stupidity. It's written from a physician's perspective, but it's not about medicine, per se; it's about coming of age in adulthood, an effort to help others through the awful events that can cluster in midlife. An unforgettable memoir, Good in a Crisis will make you laugh and cry, and leave you, as Overton was, a lot more humble and just a little wiser.

 

 

Featured in Library Journal's “Ten Memoirs I Want You to Read” by Barbara Hoffert

 

 

“[A] memoir that is by turn funny, philosophical and poignant. And. . .inspiring. — Toronto Star

 

Good in a Crisis is a reminder that life can change in an instant, and that no matter how horrible the circumstances may seem, we can almost always adapt."— Roanoke Times


“. . .A truly moving memoir from a real person who has lived a real life. Overton writes [a] funny, touching memoir Good in a Crisis, published in paperback earlier this year, [which] feels honest and authentic. Overton's experiences are at once unique and universal, and this is exactly what makes Good in a Crisis work so well. It is perfectly balanced—introspective without being self–indulgent, inspiring without being condescending. Overton's book should be required reading for anyone stumbling through middle life, if not to better understand themselves, then to acquire perspective on the real–world struggles of those around them." — The Chicago Book Review

 

“Tragedy isn't usually funny… yet, somehow, this book is.” — Chicago Tribune

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