By Mike MasnickMay 25, 2018 6:13pmThe world is a cruel place and you have to make sure you do your best to make people laugh, Masnick writes in a new book.
It’s easy to be smug about the medical industry’s grip on healthcare in America.
After all, it has a billion dollars at its disposal, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
But you can’t just say, “We’ll do the best we can.”
You have to put in the work to make the medical profession a force for good in America, he says.
This is a time when medical providers need to step up and start delivering good, honest care to Americans, he writes.
That’s why he’s publishing The Lie is Back, his new memoir.
I don’t want people to think that we’re not working hard to be honest with the American people and do what we can to improve the quality of our care.
But Masnick says there’s a danger in the way medical professionals are portrayed in the media and by politicians.
When medical professionals tell lies to the public, it can lead to patients believing them.
So we need to help our health care providers be as honest and forthright as they can be, he said.
This time, he’s not just talking about doctors.
The book details how he was pressured to lie by his wife, who is also a doctor, and by colleagues, including the president of the American Medical Association.
He also describes the trauma of being a father of four and a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
“I was scared to death, and my wife and I were worried that if we didn’t tell him that his daughter was having a miscarriage that he would just think that she had been lying to him,” Masnick wrote in the book.
“If he could get it over with, we could be together forever.”
In The Lie Is Back, Masick writes about the emotional toll of being in charge of a small family business.
It took him years to get over his wife’s betrayal of him, and when he finally did, it was a devastating blow.
He tells of how he felt like a “dead man walking” as he spent days at the hospital with his children, his wife and his mother, his mother’s ex-husband, who was in the hospital as well, his stepfather, and his wife.
“It was a very dark and difficult time for me,” Masnik said.
“But I’m proud to say that I learned a lot from that.
I was able to see a different side of my mother.”
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