Giveaway – Something to Prove by Yvonne S. Thornton MD – 2 Winners – Ends 1/13/11

Something to Prove
A Daughter’s Journey to Fulfill a Father’s Legacy
A Memoir
by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD

isbn 978-1-60714-724-4
Pub. date 12/14/10

AboutPresident Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey counted themselves among the thousands of ardent fans of Dr. Yvonne Thornton’s beloved bestseller, THE DITCHDIGGER’S DAUGHTERS (1995), which eventually became a movie. Now she continues the remarkable true story in SOMETHING TO PROVE: A Daughter’s Journey to Fulfill a Father’s Legacy (Kaplan Publishing, January 2011) as the first of the Thornton sisters to become a physician and the first African-American woman in the country to become a double-Board Certified specialist in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.
Dr. Thornton tells the story of her amazing father who moved his wife and daughters from the tenements in Harlem to a small house in New Jersey that he built with his own hands from materials bought on a ditchdigger’s salary.  Donald Thornton cherished a mighty dream – that all of his daughters would become medical doctors, respected professionals in white coats and “scripperscrappers” (stethoscopes) – a designation he believed would shield them from the pernicious specter of prejudice. To pay for their educations, he began the all-girl Thornton Sisters band and taught them how to work hard: his girls went to school during the day, studied at night and played gigs on the college circuit every weekend.

I love inspiring memoirs and this one is full of inspiration. Yvonne Thornton’s life story could have turned out very differently, but with her family’s support and strong personal drive she succeeded in a big way. She has helped many others along the way and women continue to benefit from the trails she has blazed.

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Giveaway ends January 13, 2011 at 8pm Pacific Time. Giveaway is open for residents of the US & Canada only. No purchase necessary – void where prohibited by law. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to notification with shipping info and claim prize – if no response, another winner will be chosen . Subject to the official rules. Disclaimer/Disclosure: Sample and prize provided by the giveaway sponsor.

213 comments for “Giveaway – Something to Prove by Yvonne S. Thornton MD – 2 Winners – Ends 1/13/11

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  13. January 13, 2011 at 8:45 pm

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