Something To Prove: A Daughter’s Journey to Fulfill a Father’s Legacy has been getting tons of attention lately. I’m exhausted from running here and there for signings, speeches. and appearances, but happy to do it, if it means more people get to hear the story.
One of my favorite reviews to date appeared in Library Journal. Read it here.
And one of my favorite articles appeared in Paramus Patch, after a book-signing at the local Barnes & Noble. You can find it here, but I thought I’d quote from it, just to give you a taste:
Warm and funny, Thornton captivated the audience of more than 50, many of whom were patients and colleagues. Married for more than 35 years to an orthopedic surgeon, Thornton had a confession.
“When I became a doctor, I thought I caught the brass ring, that there was nothing left to prove, but I was wrong,” she said. “Even when I got there, I found there was another mountain to climb.”
In that large, enthusiastic audience, I not only re-connected with old friends, but made several new ones and saw (with my own eyes) a young woman of 27 years, Sara, who I delivered in 1983. Her mother accompanied her and recounted all the drama surrounding her daughter’s birth. Ah, I remember it well! Where has all the time gone? I’m so grateful to all those who have embraced Something To Prove, and can’t wait to meet more of you in person.
– Yvonne S. Thornton, MD, MPH