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Since the release of “Confessions” there have been numerous reviews and much praise for the book. I appreciate all the positive comments and thanks expressed toward Emergency Services Professionals. I am grateful to have been able to share our stories. Sherry

Betty’s Review – April 1, 2010

Well written: Vignettes of life, injury and death on the run. You may never have the opportunity to read a book like this again. This true life documentation is an interesting look into the quality and care presented in the most traumatic incidents. Sometimes sad, sometimes humorous, the first part deals with Sherry Jones Mayo’s time served as a paramedic. Vignettes of life, injury and death on the run. As with all traumatic jobs, there must be comic relief, and so there is, the “gallows humor”… Read More

Motown Writer’s Network – December 1, 2009

“Confessions of a Trauma Junkie” is the true life, often traumatic, but even more often hilarious story of Sherry Jones Mayo, who has worked as an ER nurse, paramedic and EMT. While most books about the medical profession are written for the patients, this book gives us a real-life look at what healthcare professionals deal with everyday. Far beyond another “ER” or “Mercy” TV show about medical heroics, this true story will make any nurse feel, “At last, someone who understands” in terms of the… Read More

Rebecca’s Read – November 1, 2009

“Confessions of a Trauma Junkie” by Sherry Jones Mayo is an in-depth, real world, account of what the men and women of the Emergency Services (ES) see, feel, and encounter on a day to day basis. This is not one person’s story that gives a microscopic view of their world but rather a collection of stories from various people, playing various roles within the ES world; police, paramedics, EMTs, nurses, and doctors. These are the people that often see the worst possible outcomes of a situation but… Read More

Socrates’ Book Review – August 25, 2009

Sherry Jones Mayo shares the real life experiences of what goes on in an ER and the emotional and physical toll it takes on the medical professionals involved. As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and an Emergency Room Nurse, Ms. Mayo has first hand knowledge and gives readers an inside glimpse into this amazing world.

Ms. Mayo details the tragedies and sometimes even the joy that happens in the ER on an everyday basis. Readers will learn what it feels like to be on both sides of the gurney… Read More

2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews – July 17, 2009

“Honest and engrossing. I enjoyed this first responder perspective. Sherry Jones Mayo has been an EMT, Emergency Room Nurse and a Critical Incident counselor. She brings the reader into the ER and into the ambulance. So much of our medical experience is from television shows like ER and House, and Grey’s Anatomy. But, unless you’re a medical professional, you have no way of understanding the experience and pressure Emergency Service Personnel face on a daily basis. These people choose these… Read More

Bail & Spice – July 2, 2009

“If you have ever found yourself or a loved one in the back of an ambulance or in an emergency room you will want to read this book. You’ve already had a brief look at the work trauma nurses do daily, they have seen just about everything but you haven’t seen anything yet until you read Confessions of a Trauma Junkie My Life As A Nurse Paramedic.

Sherry Jones Mayo, first time author, has opened the door of her life and invited the reader in. When she answers the call to duty, it could be doing… Read More

Twink’s Reviews & Ratings – June 2, 2009

Sherry Jones Mayo has worked most of her life in the emergency medical field, as an ER nurse, paramedic and critical incident debriefer for both civilian and military employers.

Mayo explores and shares her own life story, from the initial inkling that she wanted to be involved in healing (as a youngster she brought home a dead dog and put it in her mother’s bed so she could ‘make it better’) to the present day. Her daughter has followed in her footsteps, working emergency situations as well. We… Read More

Reader Views – June 2, 2009

“My initial reaction when I started reading this book was, “Thank God for people like Sherry!”
Having worked in clerical positions in radiology and pharmacy, at two hospitals, for several years, I saw a lot, but never had to get my hands dirty. When making my career choices I knew to head into the counseling realm because I didn’t have it in me to handle situations like the ones written about in “Confessions of a Trauma Junkie.” It takes a very special kind of person to handle emergency response… Read More

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