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5.0 out of 5 stars Where was this book when I was in school?, April 2, 2006
This review is from: Beat of a Different Drum: The Untold Stories of African Americans Forging Their Own Paths in Work and Life (Paperback)
When he wrote this book, Dax-Devlon Ross gave power to an idea that is dear to my heart--that as African-Americans we don't have to settle for a role or for what's easy and comfortable.

This a perfect book for anyone who is asking themselves "what do I want to be when I grow up?" This goes for high schoolers just about to enter college all the way up to those who are already in the working world and look for a career change. I love the idea that there is a book out there that tells us that we don't have to be limited. There are so many opportunities out there for us and all we need to do is open our eyes to them. It really let me know that I was not the only one who, even though there was doubt and insecurity, took the road less traveled and lived through the struggle and reveled in that choice.

Sometimes we are under the impression that in order to be successful you have to be either an entertainer, in the medical field (preferably as a doctor), a lawyer, or a business person. All we have to do though is look at this book and the people it profiles to know that you can be successful just about anywhere and that success doesn't necessarily have to be financial. It can also be in the way you've lived your life, the happiness you've attained, and the influence you are able to have over others that might be in the same boat.

This book has made me feel validated in the choices I've made and shows that we all can have these choices too.
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