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Author Talk: Jeremy Norton

Date: October 21, 2023

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Drury Lane Books

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In this remarkable memoir, Trauma Sponges: Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response, Jeremy Norton marshals twenty-two years of professional experience to offer, with compassion and critique, an extraordinary portrayal of emergency responders. Trauma Sponges captures in arresting detail the personal and social toll the job exacts, as well as the unique perspective afforded by sustained direct encounters with the sick, the dying, and the dead. From his first days as a rookie firefighter and emergency medical technician to his command of a company as a twenty-year veteran, Norton documents the life of an emergency responder in Minneapolis: the harrowing, heartbreaking calls, from helping the sick and hurt, to reassuring the scared and nervous, to attempting desperate measures and providing final words.

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