Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training Audiobook, by Adam Stern Play Audiobook Sample

Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training Audiobook

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Read By: Adam Stern Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780358450511

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21:51 minutes

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04:09 minutes

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11:26 minutes

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Grey’s Anatomy meets One L in this psychiatrist’s charming and poignant memoir about his residency at Harvard.

Adam Stern was a student at a state medical school before being selected to train as a psychiatry resident at one of the most prestigious programs in the country. His new and initially intimidating classmates were high achievers from the Ivy League and other elite universities around the nation. Faculty raved about the group as though the residency program had won the lottery, nicknaming them “The Golden Class,” but would Stern ever prove that he belonged?

In his memoir, Stern pulls back the curtain on the intense and emotionally challenging lessons he and his fellow doctors learned while studying the human condition, and ultimately, the value of connection. The narrative focuses on these residents, their growth as doctors, and the life choices they make as they try to survive their grueling four-year residency. Rich with drama, insight, and emotion, Stern shares engrossing stories of life on the psychiatric wards, as well as the group’s experiences as they grapple with impostor syndrome and learn about love and loss. Most importantly, as they study how to help distressed patients in search of a better life, they discover the meaning of failure and the preciousness of success. 

Stern’s growth as a doctor, and as a man, have readers rooting for him and his patients, and ultimately find their own hearts fuller for having taken this journey with him.

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“By turns funny and tragic, Committed pulls back the curtain on what it takes to become a psychiatrist–and how the practitioners, or the good ones, anyway, can put their own sanity on the line in the service of healing others.”

— People 


  • “A mesmerizing memoir…[Stern] paints sensitive and often touching portraits of his patients…Compassionate and candid, this is as human as it gets.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Candidly shares numerous patient portraits, which provide some of the most moving and disturbing moments in the book…[a] spirited memoir of dedication and dogged determination…brimming with genuine humanity.”

    — KIrkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “With an informal narration style, Stern presents realistic and honest accounts of psychiatric patients, his scholarly journey, and his personal life…Provides listeners with a better understanding of working in the mental health field.”

    — AudioFile


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