Another Day in the Frontal Lobe
A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside
by Katrina Firlik
Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige medical specialty. She is also a superbly gifted writer -- witty, insightful, at once deeply humane and refreshingly wry. In Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, Dr. Firlik draws on this rare combination to create a neurosurgeonís Kitchen Confidential -- a unique insiderís memoir of a fascinating profession.
"As the tofu comparison suggests, Dr. Firlik
likes vivid examples, and she has a gift for translating medical issues into
óNew York Times
"This is a book of remarkable breadth, covering the state of the science and the art of the practice, the study of consciousness, personal stories... and the future of cognitive enhancement, transcranial magnetic stimulation and something called 'a brainlift.'"
óLos Angeles Times