Friday, October 29, 2010

Thinking Big

Ben Carson’s humility comes through in this wonderful personal story of his childhood and especially of his mother’s harsh life. He brings us through those rough times into many medical cases that he faced and the lessons he learned through each of them.
Ben started life very poor and failing in school. His mother made a new rule that both her sons must read two books a week and write a book report on them. She also said that could only watch two TV shows a week. This new rule changed Ben’s life as he discovered a whole new world of books and went from bottom of the class to top with in a few years. Ben went on to become the youngest Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkin’s medical center. His story inspires anyone, but I think its very important for young people to read. I have already given two copies of this book to high potential young persons.

I strongly recommend you put this on any young person’s Christmas gift list this year, and read it yourself as well.

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