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Review in Anesthesiology: December 2011 - Volume 115 - Issue 6 - p 1392–1393. "Anesthesiology has been a male-dominated field until recently, and there is little precedent or guidance for combining the trials and tribulations of medical education and motherhood...This Won't Hurt a Bit provides a realistic, entertaining, and very personal look at the implications of daring to live through the challenges of medical education...exposes the reality of medical education and the irony within the practice of medicine that physicians are human but our patients want us to be more." (December 2011)

My comic "Mistaken Preconceptions About Pre-Med Students" (circa 1998!) reprinted on the website for the Rice University Pre-Medical Student Society (October 13, 2011)

Reprint of my piece "When People Decide Not to Vaccinate, I Take it Personally" on KevinMD.com (September 6, 2011)

Audio of my interview with Dr. Melody Foxx on LA Talk Radio's weekly show "Answers for the Family." (August 22, 2011)

Featured on "Scope," the blog of the Stanford School of Medicine. "On Pagers, Churned Butter, and Social Media." (August 4, 2011)

Review in Mothers in Medicine: "I loved the book. Highly recommend...it should be required reading for all women interested in medicine and/or starting a family." (August 4, 2011)

My piece in Psychology Today, "A More Perfect Union," about the uneasy marriage between medicine and social media. (August 4, 2011)

Review in The International Examiner for their Annual Pacific Reader literary supplement: "[Au] has a quick eye for comedy and a wry wit that must at times have helped her get through the daunting responsibilities that come with the white coat. The emotional complexity of her work gets full weight in these stories . . . An engaging writer who knows how to entertain, she is also a young mom on a learning curve, a wife who has negotiated a complicated partnership with a professional peer, and a caregiver who has learned how much of compassion depends on sustained awareness that every patient has a story in which she is offered a small supporting role, sometimes at a critical moment . . . after the eight-chapter journey through her formative years, readers will very likely find themselves amused, surprised, touched, and grateful — and wishing for more." (July 20, 2011)

Interview on "Radio Rounds," a medical student-run radio talk show, available on WYSO-FM and as a free podcast available on iTunes (taped July 21, 2011, scheduled to air later this fall)

Interview in the Summer 2011 issue of Wellesley Magazine. "Medicine, Motherhood, and Growing Up." (July 15, 2011)

Interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa Oz on SiriusXM's Oprah Radio. (July 14, 2011)

"Books for your Beach Bag: Our Summer Reading List Featuring Local Authors."  From Points North magazine: "'Grey's Anatomy' this is not.  Au does not offer an idealistic or overly dramatized look at love, life or medicine.  Instead, she tells her story with real wit and wisdom." (July 2011)

Audio of my interview with Greg Berg on "The Morning Show" on WGTD-FM (July 1, 2011)

St. Joseph's Hospital Media Room: "A Memoir on Medical School, Residency, Motherhood, Becoming a Real Doctor, and What Happens Next." (July 1, 2011)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Newsletter, "ASA Member Authors Memoir of Her Modern Medical Education" (June 22, 2011)

Audio of my roundtable on National Public Radio's show "Tell Me More,": After Earning MDs, are Doctors Obligated to Keep Practicing Medicine? (June 21, 2011)

"A Comic Look at Twelve Medical Specialties," comic featured on the Stamford School of Medicine blog (June 20, 2011)

Reprint of my piece, "We Want Our Doctors to Be Perfect, but They're Human Too" on KevinMD.com (June 16, 2011)

Quoted in Fierce Practice Management commentary, "Work-Life Balance Means Quality over Quantity." (June 14, 2011)

Quoted in The Wall Street Journal's health blog, "Is Family/Career Balance a Fool's Errand for Female Physicians?" (June 13, 2011)

Review on StudentDoc.com: "The accounts of those early years of medical school are hilarious and heart-breaking. But what Dr. Au makes clear from the beginning of This Won’t Hurt a Bit is that this memoir is not just about how she navigated the medical world. It’s about the life she wanted beyond the four walls of the hospital." (June 13, 2011)

My piece in Psychology Today, "The Mommy Wars, Medical Edition." (June 13, 2011)

My piece in Psychology Today, "When Parents Don't Vaccinate, I Take it Personally." (June 8, 2011)

Review on Heaven is a Bookstore: "Every five minutes or so I laughed out loud . . . This was one of the funniest books I have read in a long time and it was so poignant . . . PICK THIS BOOK UP." (June 3, 2011)

"Motherhood, Medicine, Memoir." My interview on MomMD, which features This Won't Hurt a Bit at the top of its recommended summer reading list. (June 2, 2011)

Interview on "Everyday Health" with Dr. Carol Bernstein on Sirus XM's "Doctor Radio" (June 1, 2011)

My piece in Psychology Today, "The Radical Notion that Doctors are People Too" (May 30, 2011)

The book featured in the "Fresh Ink" section of the Wellesley College Alumni Magazine (May 2011)

Me and the book in the "Alumni in Print" section of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons Alumni Magazine (May 2011)

Review on Pure Politics: "You will find that a gain for the medical world has been a tragic loss for the comedic world in Dr. Michelle Au’s new book...Witty and fast paced." (May 27, 2011)

Excerpt and discussion of the book on "The Page 99 Test." (May 26, 2011)

"Inside the Medical World with Blogger Dr. Michelle Au," a feature on Pure Politics. (May 20, 2011)

Review on Literary Mama: "This Won't Hurt A Bit introduces us to a woman who loves what she does and is able to convey that love with poignancy and humor. It's a treat to read." (May 19, 2011)

Interview with Jessica Severson on "Don't Mind the Mess" (May 19, 2011)

Audio of my interview with Jim Donovan of Saturday Morning News, WSYR-AM (May 19, 2011)

Interview on Glamour.com about relationships, parenting, and the little white lies we tell (May 17, 2011)

Interview with Chet and Beth on WHAM-AM (May 12, 2011)

Interview with Dave Malarkey on WISR-AM News Talk Radio (May 12, 2011)

Interview on "It’s Your Health Radio Network" (May 12, 2011)

Interview on "Good Parenting," Radio America Network (May 12, 2011)

Interview with Frankie Boyer on "The Frankie Boyer Show" (May 12, 2011)

Interview with Joe Elliot on WGTK-AM (May 12, 2011)

Review on Book'd Out. "[A] warm and gently witty memoir...Au communicates the pressures of her role, but never loses respect for what she doesn’t know, and it’s this rather surprisingly humble attitude that makes her story appealing." (May 11, 2011)

An interview on Kirkus Reviews, "Medicine and Motherhood in 'This Won't Hurt a Bit'" (May 9, 2011)

Interview, "Viewpoint" with Jean Dean on WRVC-AM (May 9, 2011)

Interview, "The David Lile Show" on KFRU-AM (May 9, 2011) Listen: Part One / Part Two

Review on Big Apple Book Addict. "I knew within the first few pages I was going to really enjoy this book — it’s funny, engaging, touching and the opening scene is quite memorable." (May 9, 2011)

20 Questions: my interview on the Student Doctor Network (May 8, 2011)

A feature on "Authors and Appetizers," with my recipe for Painless Chickpea Vegetable Soup with Parmesan and Rosemary.  A great go-to for working parents! (May 5, 2011)

An interview with Sarah on "Old School/New Mom." (May 3, 2011)

An excerpt of my book on KevinMD.com: "Why do people decide to become doctors anyway, and what, exactly, is a scutmonkey?" (May 1, 2011)

My piece on Bookreporter.com: "On Doctoring, Mothering, and Writing About Both." (April 19, 2011)