Something to Prove: A Daughter's Journey to Fulfill a Father's Legacyby Yvonne S. Thornton M.D.
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In Something to Prove, Dr. Thornton brings us along her continued path as a doctor and mother, revealing the challenges of balancing a flourishing medical career with a growing family. Picking up the mantle of her father's ambition and heart, Dr. Thornton shares the ups and downs of her career as the first African-American woman to be board certified in maternal-fetal medicine-while attending her kids' chess team matches, crafting Halloween costumes, and somehow finding time to learn how to tango. Filled with vivid personalities, heartbreaking setbacks, and joyful triumphs, Something to Prove is a testament to what can be accomplished through hard work, love, and determination.
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Having read Dr. Thornton's book, "The Ditchdigger's Daughters", I looked forward to reading "Something to Prove". I certainly was not disappointed; I could not put this book down. The wisdom of her parents, especially her father, was a wonderful gift to their children. From her struggles as a black woman in a "Man's" profession, she gained strength. With this wisdom and strength, along with the support of a close, loving family, what she has achieved is incredible. Dr. Thornton is an amazing woman, who is an inspiration to all!!
I first heard of Dr. Thornton when I ordered "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" for our library. What a wonderful and inspiring story! I just finished reading "Something to Prove" and again, I was not disappointed! This is a story of perseverance, tenacity, and belief in one's self. Bravo to Dr. Thornton and to all that she has accomplished!
From the moment I began reading, I couldn't put this book down. "Something to Prove" is both inspirational and maddening at the same time. Dr. Thornton's accomplishments in and of themselves are noteworthy, but the obstacles she endured along her journey should never have happened to such an accomplished doctor. Her memoir is a testament to her strength and ability to rise above the small-mindedness of those who surrounded her throughout her career. Dr. Thornton found strength in her parents, husband and children to keep on going and to continue striving to be the best she can be. This book made me laugh, cry, smile, cheer, and want to strangle someone...all at the same time. Thank you, Dr. Thornton, for writing your story and sharing it with us. You have touched so many people in so many ways, through your career as a doctor, mentor, professor, friend, child, wife, mother, colleague, author - THANK YOU. You are such a positive influence.
The best things in life aren't handed to us, they are earned. Something to Prove is a story about the human spirit and what can be achieved by chasing your dream. Not only is Yvonne the perfect role model, her voice was made for sharing her story. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and give it five stars.