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Book Review: "Gifted Hands"

I just finished listening to the audiobook, "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story." The surgeon's first-hand account was filled with emotional stories of struggle, loss, and triumph--both inside and outside the operating room. His mother grew up in various foster homes and married at 13 years young to escape her living situation. With only a third-grade education, she battled clinical depression as she reared Ben and his brother. One important change she made in Ben's childhood that altered the course of his life was limiting the amount of TV he could watch, and requiring him to read two books a week. His rise to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon and presidential candidate are reflective of the American spirit. If you haven't seen the Hollywood movie played by Cuba Gooding Jr., I recommend it. It is closely aligned to Dr. Ben's book.

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