Author Dr. Michael McCarthy’s New Book “Bull in the Ring” is an Engaging Memoir Recounting the Intersection of Medicine, the Military, and Athletics at a Naval Hospital.

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Recent release “Bull in the Ring” from Page Publishing author Dr. Michael McCarthy is a collection of entertaining tales by the chief urologist at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital in the seventies. Dr. McCarthy, a former college linebacker and diehard player on his department’s team in the hospital intramural softball league, recounts these true stories with straightforward warmth and an engaging sense of humor.

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Dr. Michael McCarthy, a retired board certified urologist, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, professor emeritus of surgery at the University of California at San Diego, father, and grandfather who lives with his wife, Alice, in Carlsbad, California, has completed his new book “Bull in the Ring”: an absorbing and lighthearted memoir of life as chairman of the urology department at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital and initially reluctant coach of the historically losing hospital football team.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Dr. Michael McCarthy’s captivating stories bring many aspects of the author’s medical and athletic careers to vivid and humorous life on the pages of this book.

“Anyone ever associated with football, as a player, a fan or as in my own case as a referee, will definitely enjoy reading ‘Bull in the Ring’. I certainly did.”
Fred Swearingen
Retired NFL Head Referee

“I think anybody who likes sports, especially football, will enjoy reading Bull in the Ring tremendously. I’m looking forward to telling all my friends in sports about it and even buying it for them as a gift.”
Dan Kanell M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon for the Florida Marlins and Miami Dolphins

“I have read and enjoyed Bull in the Ring. Dr. McCarthy has captured part of the life in the military services. He brought out some of the humor and sorrow they face while serving. Being a retired member of the Directors Guild of America, I feel this can be adapted into a very enjoyable Movie of the Week.”
Jack Roe
Retired Hollywood Director

“Bull in the Ring reflects the personality of its author, Dr. Mike McCarthy... funny but as tough as a guy can be. He writes as he is, straight forward with no pretense. With underlying humor throughout this book, he does a masterful job of intertwining the various aspects of military life, the medical profession and athletic competition into light hearted, captivating reading. Be prepared to laugh... a lot.”
Rip Scherer
Member of the Pennsylvania High School Coaches Hall of Fame
Former Professional Scout for the Indianapolis Colts
Dr. McCarthy’s high school football coach

Readers who wish to experience this highly engaging work can purchase“Bull in the Ring” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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