Book: Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles by Keith Black and Arnold Mann
About: Black tells tales of his remarkable life as a neurosurgeon and lets the reader follow along as he treats a few patients.
Pros: Written for the layperson and doesn't get too technical.
Cons: Black is not modest at all and obviously thinks quite highly of himself. He comes off as God's gift to brain surgery, even though he says he doesn't like when patient calls him "God". Drops names, "my friend Forest Whitaker" etc. Only gives us case studies where the surgery went perfectly. Describes the case of a singer that was his patient and uses her real name but makes no indication that she gave her consent for her name to be used. What ever happened to doctor-patient confidentiality?