Thirty Years in September


Kate Genovese’s first published book, Thirty Years in September: A Nurse’s Memoir –  a chronicle of thirty years of Kate’s nursing career, is a sad, funny and political romp that focuses on her patients, personal stories, anecdotes and demise of our health care system. Drawing from her vast life experience, Genovese talks frankly about her own past drug addiction, loss of nurse’s license and recovery.  Keep in mind this was published in 2000, nine years before actress Edie Falco’s celebrated Showtime TV series, Nurse Jackie.

Boston Globe critic Linda Weltner wrote ” Conscientious, idealistic and too hard working for her own good, Kate Genovese takes us through the training, the joys and sorrows, and the eventual disillusionment of a dedicated caretaker, entertaining us with her delightful tales as well as saddening us with her thoughtful conclusions.

Amazon readers in 2001 and 2002 wrote “I found this memoir extremely enlightening and honest. As a nurse myself, for more then 30 years I could relate to everything Kate talked about. Nursing has changed dramatically and we do have to find a way to keep nursing an “art” and keep the profession alive. Great read, you’ll laugh and cry!”   Another Amazon reader notes “An honest look at a nurses life….day to day and overcoming adversity.educational as far as explaining healthcare, ie..hmo’s, medicare, etc and giving examples.  Good book, not just for nurses.”

Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Whispering Hill Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1891929607
ISBN-13: 978-1891929601