Sometimes a sentence or phrase in a book stands out as something brilliant that I had never before considered. Here's Shear's moment of glory:
The fucked-up romance of watching TV shows about hospitals when no one really wants to be in one.Damn. St. Elsewhere, General Hospital, ER, House, and even M*A*S*H. These are some of the most popular and longest-running shows on television, and yet nobody likes being in a hospital for any reason (maybe excepting doctors and nurses).