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“Candid and well-written.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Verdict: This book reads as though you're listening to and talking with a friend at the kitchen table. Thornton's frank, relaxed manner makes it accessible to general readers as well as students of women's or African American memoir. Worth considering also for those looking for inspirational reads.” —Library Journal --
She is the author of The Ditchdigger s Daughters, her memoir about growing up in a poor family with parents who were determined to see all their daughters rise above their circumstances and become doctors, and Inside Information for Women, a health guide that answers many questions women have about their bodies from someone who s been on both sides of the stirrups.
During her 35-year career in medicine, she has conducted research at The Rockefeller University, the National Institutes of Health Pregnancy Research Branch, National Naval Medical Center, Naval Medical Research Institute, and New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. She is the author or co-author of more than a dozen scientific papers. She also serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
She received her medical (M. D.) degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and her Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Anita Bartholomew is a leading freelance writer and editor and former longtime contributing editor to Reader s Digest. Her work has appeared in numerous other major newsstand, web, and custom publications as well, including Woman s Day, Good Housekeeping, Salon, Continental, and others.
I enjoyed reading this story with all its twist and turns about a woman on her journey to becoming a great doctor. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Cynthia Bowen
Same author as Ditchdigger's Daughters. Dr. Yvonne Thornton expounds more about her career and about some negative hospital politics. Thisis an incredible journey for Dr. Read morePublished 19 months ago by BelieverMe
I bought this book because it was part two of The Ditchdigger's Daughters. It is very inspirational. Dr. Yvonne Thornton is a genius and phenomenal woman.Published 21 months ago by Trevis K.Nix
i could not put this book down it was so well written. Everyone should read this book and learn a lesson. You can survive if you try hard enought.Published 22 months ago by T. Dotson
The booki, "A Daughter's Journey to Fulfill a Father's Legacy" was wonderful reading and I have shared it with others.Published 23 months ago by funnyfarm
Awesome book! Reminds me of some of my own professional experiences. Surely an inspiration to those who seek to achieve despite obstacles.Published 23 months ago by AAG
I heard segments of Dr. Thornton's subsequent book, "Something To Prove" on Book Radio which I enjoyed. Read morePublished 23 months ago by ted krajewski
The Main reason I bought this book, I hear the reading of a charpter a day on WPR and it sounded extremely interesting. Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by Michae J. Matusinec