“Collins’s gritty memoir traces his journey from a grimy construction pit to the hallowed halls of medicine. An engaging read—and a valuable reminder that doctors come from all walks of life.” —Sandeep Jauhar, author of Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation
“Collins has a poet’s soul, whether describing the sunrise through a laborer’s eyes or what it means to be human through a physician’s. . . . Literary talent produces this fast-paced memoir filled with easy, unforced dialogue and authentic characters from all walks of life.” —Booklist
“Collins has a superb ear for dialogue, and his breezy style makes his world spring to life.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This is a perceptive, no-frills memoir of a surgeon who succeeded by dint of hard work and brains.” —Publishers Weekly
“Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs is a gripping, humane, humorous, and an enlightening read.” —Abraham Verghese, author of My Own Country, The Tennis Partner, and Cutting for Stone
The Making of a Surgeon
Michael J. Collins, M.D.