Monday, January 10, 2011

Mailbox Monday -- January 10th


The reason why I love Mondays -- Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Rose City Reader. I've been slowing down on books to try and catch up, so only one book this week.

1) Something to Prove by Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D. Publisher's Summary. From the Operating Room to the family dinner table, "Something to Prove" chronicles Dr. Thornton’s journey to achieve the goals her father laid out for her in childhood—and to set the bar high for her own children. In "Something to Prove", Dr. Thornton brings us along her continued path as a doctor, wife and mother, revealing the challenges of balancing a flourishing medical career with managing a home and raising children. Carrying on the family name, Dr. Thornton picks up the mantle of her father’s ambition and heart as she shares the ups and downs of her career as the first African-American woman in the United States to be Board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine—while attending her kids’ chess matches, crafting Halloween costumes, and somehow finding time to learn how to tango. Filled with vivid personalities, heartbreaking setbacks, and joyful triumphs, "Something to Prove" is a testament to what can be accomplished through hard work, love, and determination.

Thanks to the Publicist!

14 comments:

  1. I don't read too many memoirs but this one caught my eye. Enjoy!

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  2. New author and book for me. Waiting for your review.

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  3. Sounds like an amazing woman. Enjoy!

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  4. This does sound like a good one! Enjoy....

    Here's my Monday:

    (click on my name)

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  5. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday-relationship-obits.html

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  6. It's daunting to think of the dreams our parents have for us as children, the fear of failure is stressful enough but with guidance we can achieve anything our hearts & minds set out to do.

    Hope this one shines through for you.

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  7. Wow, this sounds great! I'll look for your review. Enjoy!

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  8. Sounds good. Every time I see the words Maternal-Fetal-Medicine, I feel so grateful, because without the wonderful people who specialize in that field, both of my two beautiful sons would not be here with us! So I'll bet Dr. Thornton is a very special lady. :)

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

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  9. I read The Ditchdigger's Daughter and really liked it. I bet this one's good too!

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