A Very Famous Social Worker by Greg Johnson

A Very Famous Social Worker

By Greg Johnson

  • Release Date: 2011-01-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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When Greg Johnson was interviewing for a job at a mental health center his interview was interrupted by a police officer with a naked woman in tow. I was looking for an adventure, he says, and this looked like it.

In A Very Famous Social Worker the author recounts with insight and humor his experiences as a rookie social worker in West Virginias Greenbrier Valley. His unlikely parade of clients include a preacher whose wildly rebellious children are threatening to bring down his ministry, a teenage underwear fetishist, a man obsessed with Dolly Parton, and a schizophrenic poet. He goes the extra mile, often literally, teaching a client to drive, transporting an inebriated musician to rehab, and navigating a winding country road with a three-tiered wedding cake.

Engaging and entertaining, A Very Famous Social Worker sheds light on a profession practiced by 600,000 Americans that remains little known to the general public.


  • A must read for every social worker

    By USC MSW Student
    I am currently a MSW student in my last semester and this is the first book I have taken the time to read outside of textbooks, journals, and articles for the last two years. I am so glad I read this book! Greg Johnson does an amazing job telling the tales of social work at its best. His light-hearted and humorous take on social work, the people, and circumstances we encounter is exactly why he is A Very Famous Social Worker! Definitely going to share this read with my classmates. Loved this read!