viii, 258 p. ; 20 cm.
"Ex-model Hogan Gorman was living the typical New York working actor's life--auditions and classes by day, waitressing and fending off handsy customers by night--when a wise (or just crazy) friend convinced her to ask the universe for a change. And she got one--coming at her at forty miles per hour. Hit by a car and suffering debilitating injuries, and with no health insurance, the fashionista attempts to bounce back into her (thrift store-purchased) Jimmy Choos even as she deals with short-term memory loss, stalker ambulance drivers, trying to stay vegan on food stamps, crazy judges, hot doctors, and unsympathetic government workers. Inspired by her acclaimed one-woman show, this is a bitingly funny and keenly observed account of the cracks in our medical and social welfare system and how one woman's resilience combined with a generous dollop of humor helped her fight her way to recovery"-- Provided by publisher.
Be careful what you wish for -- Oh, how the mighty have fallen ... now that's just cruel -- Marijuana Mama and Mary Jane -- Sex: the final frontier -- As if being a blonde isn't challenging enough -- This is my pee cup -- Paris Hilton, the food stamp vegan -- Crazy juice, my hip-hop knight, and labeled "disabled" -- There is no fault: I'm just the public assistance crier -- A girl's guide to what to wear to the Welfare Office -- Blanche DuLaw -- Gandhi land diaries.