Ben Carson Writing Styles in Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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Gifted Hands, The Ben Carson Story is written in the first-person perspective. Ben Carson along with Cecil Murphey, writes this autobiographical story of the African-American boy from the Detroit ghetto who rises to stellar achievement as a world-class pediatric neurosurgeon. With this personal perspective, the reader is able to key in on the emotions and events that touches and impacts this gifted man's life. Ben tells of his pain and anguish when he learns that his father left them and will not return. He relates the hard times he, his mother and brother endured after being abandoned—emotionally and financially—by his father. The reader learns how important his mother's influence is to his eventual success. Even though Ben does not start out as a good student, his mother instinctively knows he and his brother, Curtis, are smart and can excel.

Ben often hears the words...

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