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"I have had a lot of doctors in my life. The best one I ever had was the surgeon who failed. Before I went under, he told me it would take about 2 hours and had an 85% success rate. When I woke up, nearly five hours had passed, I was in far more pa..." Read more of this review »
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While Dr. Ho Ping Kong has some valuable insights into the practice of medicine, including the importance of listening to patients, I question some of his methods. For example, he explains how he once discovered an intern faking a fever because all o ...more
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Okay, I'm just going to be blunt here. I thought that there were some MAJOR problems with this book.

1) I knew what the 'big secret' was in the first fifty pages of the book. I can accept that the author didn't intend to hide the secret, given the ver
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Elie Wiesel
“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
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Sarah Dessen
“Don't think or judge, just listen.”
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“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”
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William Styron
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
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Viktor E. Frankl
“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it”
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