New Book Tells of One Woman’s Love for her Profession

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Cari Sommer pens new book about her career in healthcare

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Author and healthcare professional Cari Sommer says, “Nursing epitomizes to me the true meaning of life – people helping each other.” It is this love for her profession that she shares in her new book, “A Gal in a Proud Profession” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“A Gal in a Proud Profession” tells of one woman’s life in medicine, a profession that Sommer loved dearly. Having attended nursing school in 1947, she provides a unique history of the evolution of healthcare.

Originally written in 1993, Sommer feels that the health care field has changed quite radically. “As a hospital patient a year ago, I was dismayed by the absence of both physical and emotional care,” she says, “much of it replaced by computers.”

Excerpt from the prologue of “A Gal in a Proud Profession”:

“As I look over my fifty years nursing, I can see that it has been the best part of my life. I didn’t mean for it to be. I meant for my home and my family to be my top priority and fulfillment. But sadly my personal life did not have the happy ending I hoped for. But nursing has given it the gratification and meaning lacking in other areas.”

“A Gal in a Proud Profession” is a prime example of an old-fashioned work ethic and the caring for others, something that is often missing in today’s world.

“Helping others is not a one way street. The gratification one feels in doing so is an abundant reward.”

About the Author
Cari Sommer was born in 1925 and raised during the Great Depression. She graduated from nursing school in 1947, later attending college and graduating in 1980. She retired in 1987, and decided to pen her story in 1993, now published for readers everywhere. As an R.N., Sommer had a number of articles published.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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