Bud Shaw grows up the son of a talented local Doctor, he then goes to med school and decides to specialize in Liver transplantation at the very beginning of this type of surgery. In the 1980s there were some real old school surgeons doing the training who seemed like they would be horrid to work with, yelling and cursing at their juniors. AIDs was still to be discovered, and I was a bit horrified by some of the risky behavior that the surgeons took part in, and the knowledge was limited in how to treat many of the complications that arose.
So the author tells us a collection of stories, about his work, his private life and relationships, his patients and his parents that entertain, although somehow it came across a bit disjointed to me. 4/5