Former Grady Paramedic Goes On Wild Ride In New Memoir

Jan 22, 2016

Kevin Hazzard recounts his experiences in his memoir “A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back.”
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If you’ve sat in Atlanta traffic, you’ve probably had an ambulance speed past you at some point, lights and sirens blaring. A new book by a former paramedic at Grady Hospital lets readers ride along.

Kevin Hazzard spent a decade driving an ambulance around the city, and he recounts some of his experiences in his memoir “A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back.”

Producer Myke Johns sat down with Hazzard to talk about the book.

“I’ll never know another city like I know Atlanta,” Hazzard says. “I can’t go anywhere without seeing the ghosts of this job. Those memories pop up on every single street.”