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Hot Cripple

By Hogan Gorman


Hot Cripple

By Hogan Gorman


“Hogan Gorman has written a smart, tough, and very funny book about serious injury, immense pain, and her war against the American medical system. Oh, and did I mention that it’s VERY FUNNY?”
—Salman Rushdie
From Prada to poverty-one woman’s harrowing and hilarious journey Ex-model Hogan Gorman was living the typical New York working actor’s life-auditions and classes by day, waitressing and fending off handsy customers by night-when a wise (or just crazy) friend convinced her to ask the universe for a change. And she got one-coming at her at forty miles per hour. Hit by a car and suffering debilitating injuries, and with no health insurance, the fashionista attempts to bounce back into her (thrift store-purchased) Jimmy Choos even as she deals with short-term memory loss, stalker ambulance drivers, trying to stay vegan on food stamps, crazy judges, hot doctors, and unsympathetic government workers.Inspired by her acclaimed one-woman show, this is a bitingly funny and keenly observed account of the cracks in our medical and social welfare system and how one woman’s resilience combined with a generous dollop of humor helped her fight her way to recovery.

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  1. Avatar Lorna says:

    I marvel at Hogan Gorman and her ability to write a very funny, heartfelt book post a traumatic car accident. She exposes the healthcare industry that failed anyone without insurance and those with preexisting conditions. It is her spirit that prevails in a long recovery and makes Hot Cripple a great read.

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