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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, February 12, 2013
This review is from: Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home (Hardcover)
Part memoir, part resource guide, part political commentary and a lot of hope. The author, Dr. Davis, introduces struggles of an urban community through his work as an ER doctor in the area he grew up in. Most chapters highlight some challenge within the community such as violence or drugs, or health problems like obesity or smoking, as patients come through the ER. While describing a patient he is treating, he reflects on the challenges that he and his community have faced with that same issue. At the end of those chapters Dr. Davis provides helpful information and resources pertaining to the issue.

Highlighting the similarities of his youth with the youth who die because of drugs and violence, Dr. Davis looks at his life, wondering how he escaped the path that the others hadn't. His caring about his community, particularly the young people, shaped his career and the path he has taken professionally.

This was an easy to read and compelling book and one that I recommend.

**I received a copy of this book free from the publisher with no expectation of me to provide a review.
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