Paper Dollhouse: The Story Of My Mother, Her Strength And Sacrifices, And My Journey To Become A Doctor

Paper Dollhouse: The Story Of My Mother, Her Strength And Sacrifices, And My Journey To Become A Doctor

by Lisa Masterson
     
 

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In this book, Dr. Lisa Masterson--star of the hit daytime show "The Doctors"--focuses on the life-altering work she does as hands-on head of a foundation called Maternal Fetal Care International, through which she’s established clinics in India and Africa devoted to helping ensure that mothers and babies survive in regions where resources are few and maternal

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In this book, Dr. Lisa Masterson--star of the hit daytime show "The Doctors"--focuses on the life-altering work she does as hands-on head of a foundation called Maternal Fetal Care International, through which she’s established clinics in India and Africa devoted to helping ensure that mothers and babies survive in regions where resources are few and maternal mortality is high. Here her fans, along with the broader universe of readers drawn to the pathbreaking stories of role models like this accomplished woman of color, will discover the vulnerable and very human side of the TV doc, and the inspiring journey that has allowed her to become an advocate for so many.  Her book traces her inspiring life, moving back and forth between her current work and her upbringing--how her resourceful and resiliant single mother broake away from family in the segregated South to find new opportunities. Dr. Masterson’s mother is a woman of beauty and accomplishment, as her daughter will be, but in those early years, the two of them face discrimination, financial challenges and tumult, moving every few months to avoid paying rent so there will be enough money for what’s most important—the child’s education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762767946
Publisher:
Skirt!
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Lisa M. Masterson, M.D., is a specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent gynecology and family planning. She is on the staff at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and maintains a private office in Santa Monica. She is also founder and medical director of the Ocean Oasis Medical spa, also in Santa Monica, which offers spa treatments, exercise and nutrition programs tailored for women. Dr. Masterson is also the hands-on head of a foundation called Maternal Fetal Care International, through which she's established clinics in India and Africa devoted to helping ensure that mothers and babies survive in regions where resources are few and maternal mortality is high.

Ten million U.S. viewers each week and a growing international audience know the dynamic mix of expertise, humor and compassion that Dr. Lisa Masterson brings to the syndicated daytime TV talk show “The Doctors.” She's an integral part of the show's “dream team” of physicians, answering viewer questions, exploring medical breakthroughs and offering reliable health advice.

Dr. Masterson is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and the medical school at the University of Southern California. She and her husband have a 17-year-old son, and the family lives in Southern California.

Donna Frazier (co-writer) is a journalist and poet who has collaborated with authors including best-selling psychologist Susan Forward (“Emotional Blackmail” and others) and Dr. Pamela Nagami, an infectious disease specialist whose popular “The Woman With a Worm in Her Head” combines memoir and case studies.

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