Passing Gas is a collection of humorous essays about life as an anesthesiologist. Dr. Borsky is hilarious and helps to make serious situations a little lighter. His essays encourage each of us to look for the fun and funny side of life, rather than focusing on the depressing moments.
Beginning with his childhood then moving forward through medical training and eventually to his current role as transplant anesthesiologist in Oklahoma, Borsky details his life and work with levity and panache. Those who have worked in a hospital setting will find a lot of things here to relate to—especially with his take on JCAHO and HIPAA. (If you don’t know what those initials stand for, you will by the time you finish the chapter.)
Even if you haven’t worked in health care, much of Borsky’s musing is universal. From dealing with unique personalities to TV doctors to testosterone, there’s not much that the author shies from. I found myself reading quite a number of the passages out loud to my husband, who laughed along with me. Although Passing Gas is a short book, it provides a great deal of entertainment and is the perfect cure for someone with a case of the blues.