Posts Tagged ‘Ophthalmologist’

The Good, The Bad, and The Crazy: The Book Big Medicine And Family Court Does NOT Want You Reading

May 22, 2009

Author Mary Ann Duke, M.D., a former prominent eye surgeon in the Washington D.C. area, has released “The Good, the Bad, and the Crazy (No One’s Ever Called Me Boring).”  The book is Dr. Duke’s autobiography, chronicling her rise as a successful Ophthalmologist, her fall from grace and her triumphant recovery.  Click here for the news release.

I had the privilege, for a brief time in 2006, of supervising Dr. Duke’s weekend visits with her four children.  I also took the cover photo for the book (but didn’t do the cover art.  You can see more of my photos at cover-front

Highlights of this tell-all book include Dr. Duke’s ascendance to attaining her M.D. at the age of 23, the moment she found out she was going to jail and life behind bars, and the trials and tribulations of recovery from alcoholism.

The back cover says:  “It is the story of a modern day Joan of Arc who has survived being burned at the stake by the medical and judicial conspiracies, and now dares to tell the unrevealed truth.”

“A genuine page turner.  The most insightful and wise book of our generation about the medical and legal systems of America gone cancerous.  The harsh realities are deftly balanced by the devastatingly perceptive humor of the author, an accomplished eye surgeon.  This book is impossible to put down.”

— Retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Samuel Robert Shumaker III, published author.  Professor of English, B.A. English Duke University, M.A. English Vanderbilt University.  Holder of the Army Legion of Merit; two Meritorious Service Medals; and the Army Commendation Medal.

“The Good, the Bad, and the Crazy” (ISBN – 978-0-615-270166, $29.95) is now available at  For more information, go to