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I am always moved, encouraged, empowered when readers make comments like below. So much so I prominently feature them at book signings and created a slide show http://www.whitemansdisease.com/gallery.html
Concise and eloquent. No, I'm not bragging about anything I wrote. I wish; I am an aspiring writer after all. That describes reflections shared by my colleague, Dr. Russ Sabella. I thought Russ' words perfectly captured the spirit I hoped to convey with White Man's Disease. And alleviates misgivings I have of exposing so much of myself that I had kept "closeted" for 30 years. So along with the pithy reader quotes below, I will read Russ' comments over and over whenever I need to "recharge my batteries" as an aspiring writer:
By Russ on November 27, 2016
Just finished reading this, hard to put down. White Man's Disease, A Memoir by Dr. Paul Thornton. Paul Thornton you did a fantastic job telling this story. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I enjoyed the balance between being sad, surprised, inspired, relieved, humbled, and even entertained. Your resilience and attitude has been remarkable. I also feel privileged to get a glimpse into your amazing career and especially beautiful family. Really enjoyed both what you told and how you told it! You covered persistence, personal triumph in the face of adversity, the human spirit, and humility -- all of my favorites. Anyone, especially those struggling with tough challenges, would find your story uplifting, motivational, and encouraging.