Molly, Mushrooms & Mayhem is a lighthearted, behind the scenes look at the chaos and craziness that occurs at music festivals as told by EMT's and Paramedics who work them. The situations first responders get called to are often funny, unusual, crazy or just plain gross. They are not your typical 911 emergency. Most of our patients probably wish they could forget their experiences, but the EMT's and Paramedics who cared for them remember. For anyone who has ever attended a music festival, or medical professionals curious about what goes on, this book reveals the work of EMS professionals inside, and outside, the medical tent.
I'm happy to announce that proceeds from the sale of the book are going to the First Responders Children's Foundation. www.1strcf.org
The festival scene is a LIFESTYLE. One that is hard to imagine if you haven't experienced it first hand.
Festivals are chaotic, and people seem to lose all sense of reason when they are there. Check out just a minute of what EMTs have seen.
"A thrilling, entertaining, and sometimes hilarious insider's view into the life of a paramedic staffing the medical tent at music festivals. Bollenbacher's account of the alcohol-infused rock concerts and drug-soaked EDM raves he works is an engrossing read that is, at once, compassionate, compelling and insanely fascinating."
Kevin Grange, author of Lights & Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic
"Interesting tales of his experiences...covering the craziness of music festivals from the EMS perspective...funny stories that ring true...an enjoyable read about a little known aspect of the EMS experience."
Peter Canning, author of Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine, and Rescue 471: A Paramedics Stories
Molly, Mushrooms, & Mayhem is a must-read for anyone considering a medical career. Author Jim Bollenbacher flawlessly compiled stories from fellow first responders that showcase the unpredictability of working in the field and display a remarkable sense of compassion for patients. Packed with hilarity, reflections of personal growth, off-the-wall encounters, and medical/EMS tidbits, this is one book that won't disappoint.
Kerry Hamm, author of the Real Stories From a Small-Town ER series
I laughed out loud in between gasps of astonishment at each story. Do yourself a favor, read about “this side” of the event/concert world. You’ll laugh at, learn from and feel deeply grateful for Jim and his peers’ experiences.
Melanie Goldish, author of How Was Your Day Baby?, and founder of SuperSibs