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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (932 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Jourdan Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781436116886
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Carolyn Jourdan spent many years as a congressional lawyer in Washington, D.C. Then she was called home to fill in for her mother as receptionist at her father's rural Tennessee doctor's office-assured it would only be for a few days. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/27/2014

    " Loved this memoir of a big city lawyer who returns to the mountains of Tennessee to work with her small town Dr. father. Great writer tells the adventures of her working in her father's office and the shifting of her priorities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breezy | 1/23/2014

    " For anyone who ever stops and wonders whether they're on the "right" path, even when it feels like a blessing and a great journey...this is a pleasant and relatable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 1/10/2014

    " This book was fun and light hearted but also with some quality life lessons. It's based on a true story, the author has a high pressure Wash D.C. job and gets called back home to Eastern TN to help her Dad at his family medical practice when her Mom gets sick. It's one of those "we have to remember what really matters" books if that makes sense, mixed with some seriously funny local culture. I love Southern fiction/novels and this one didn't disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naples | 12/24/2013

    " Loved this picture of East Tennessee and the people who live there. A great story about a woman who leaves home only to find that it hasn't left her. Heartwarming and full of laughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 12/24/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. It is about the daughter of a small town doctor and family and community obligations. Some very funny moments. Caution: some swearing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 12/21/2013

    " I very much enjoyed this read. Carolyn Jourdan writes with wit and humor that kept me smiling throughout. She balances her memoir with a meaningful message from the quirky, and sometimes eccentric people who she encounters through work in a rural eastern Tennessee medical clinic, giving her cause to re-examine her priorities and purpose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 12/9/2013

    " Some people don't learn what is important in life until later. Well done. I picked it out because my father was a general practitioner when he was alive. He has a few of the same experiences in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/8/2013

    " Couldn't put it down. I was lured into caring about these people and more than once had to reach for the kleenex. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 11/3/2013

    " This is true story, I really liked it. She was a big-wig in Washington and moved back to a small town to help her parents and she ended up staying there. A lot of characters and character. Really weird people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 9/30/2013

    " A sweet book about real people. I loved Carolyn's way with words and how accurately she expressed being torn between two parts of herself. If you enjoy uplifting memoirs then this is a book worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 9/11/2013

    " Based on true stories. If you liked James Herriot, you'll probably like this book too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 7/30/2013

    " I thought this was an easy read but didn't love the book but I'm not sure why. It just seemed like it was aimless rambling without a destination. I did like the moral of the story at the end but it just seemed like it needed more of something. I'm just not sure how to articulate it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/23/2013

    " Very good book - woman gives up her fast paced life, successful by most standards, to return to rural Tennessee to help her father in his medical practice after her mother suffers a heart attack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Sitrick | 12/30/2012

    " This was a fun book. Many colorful characters and an interesting story line. The evolution of the main character could have been more detailed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rafael | 12/24/2012

    " This book is really funny to read, but it gets a little boring at the end... It is still worth reading though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 11/16/2012

    " This book was sweet and funny and sad at the same time. A true southerner can appreciate the eccentricities of the people and there is a true appreciation of doctors like Carolyn's father. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 10/27/2012

    " Hilarious! This in one of the best memoir's I've read. I'm not usually fan of memoirs, but Carolyn Jourdan did her with humor and a down-to-earth manner that I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Lee | 1/13/2012

    " Pretty good, along the lines of Fannie Flagg. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorena | 12/31/2011

    " I loved this book. It's set in the south and takes place in a medical setting. Two things I can relate with. This biographical story is touching and funny and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 9/30/2011

    " Not the best book in the world- but okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Miller | 9/22/2011

    " I love her writing - I can't wait until her other two books come out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 8/15/2011

    " Very charming. If you like Heather Lende, you'll like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 6/18/2011

    " Wonderful, characters are straightforward and charming. Hard to put down, and sorry to see it end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/21/2011

    " I liked this one a lot. Great descriptions of the people in the poor area her parents serve, while still showing our common humanity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 4/22/2011

    " Hilarious! This in one of the best memoir's I've read. I'm not usually fan of memoirs, but Carolyn Jourdan did her with humor and a down-to-earth manner that I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 4/21/2011

    " 3 and a half stars. i really enjoyed this, but couldn't quite connect with the author/narrator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 4/2/2011

    " Lots of great quotes and thoughts; enjoyed the authors style of writing. She had a dry sense of humor and a unique way of observing others. I liked it - made for a great discussion at book club. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jourdan | 3/23/2011

    " Similar feel to James Herriot's classics. Light, funny, good moral. (ok, so I might have skipped the middle to finish in time for club). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hillary | 2/10/2011

    " Loved this book. At times it dragged a little, but it was very moving. Too bad the life changing feeling doesn't stay with me for long... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 1/10/2011

    " This is a beautifully written book about a daughter coming home to help her parents. She leaves a great job to help her dad in a doctor's office. Her experiences are funny, wild, sweet and sometimes very hard to believe. I enjoyed reading the book and learning of her life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/29/2010

    " I found myself wanting to know more about the characters until I realized it was a memoir, not a novel. Once I got that little detail figured out, it was much better. :O) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/17/2010

    " A feel good story, witty, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/15/2010

    " This was a fun book. Many colorful characters and an interesting story line. The evolution of the main character could have been more detailed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/25/2010

    " I loved this book-it is autobiographical which makes it so wonderful. Set in a small country town in the south, it is charming. "

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About the Narrator

Kate Forbes is a professionally trained actress who has appeared on Broadway, in regional theaters, and with a renowned touring company. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was active in theater, she completed an MFA at New York University School of the Arts. With this training, she launched into a successful acting career.