So I meant to post this yesterday, but I came down with a pretty horrendous case of my-throat-is-on-fire, so I ended up taking the day off and doing little more than sleeping and watching movies. Now that I'm at a level of my-throat-still-hurts-but-I-can-function, I'm able to think a little more clearly and finally post a review.
His stories are intriguing and bring light to a world little see. This whole process, I believe, is Gawande's exercise in improving his own practice, and showing other doctors how they may improve theirs. While he does explain many things in layman's terms, Gawande is a physician, and there's really no getting around the occasional jargon. While I enjoyed his stories, I don't feel this was the most captivating work of non-fiction. Definitely interesting, but maybe better as a resource for other doctors rather than those of us in different fields. 3 out of 5 stars.