Monday, March 2, 2015

You Have a Brain, A Teen's Guide to Think BIG by Ben Carson, MD

We loved reading the children's version of "Gifted Hands" and all got so much from the life lessons Dr. Carson learned while growing up that we were excited to read his newest book for teens, "You Have a Brain: A Teen's Guide to Think Big".

This book, while similar to the above, is written for a more mature audience.  Dr. Carson includes stories of his childhood in Detroit and Boston to his career as a neurosurgeon, and sharing life lessons he learned along the way.  Dr. Carson does not make himself out to be a saint, and is refreshingly honest about the struggles he had with his temper and how he learned that if did not control it, his life story would be totally different then the life he wanted.

Another difference in this book is a personal talent assessment at the end of the book.  I think this is an excellent tool for teens (especially) to use to determine their strengths, and then plan a career that uses those natural gifts.

I admire Dr. Carson's common sense, can-do, no excuses attitude.  His life is truly an example of the American dream, and he has made me a believer that I, too, can do anything... if I T.H.I.N.K.B.I.G.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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