The natural, captivating way in which Dr. Stallworth narrates his life, beginning in the “Jim Crow” era of Birmingham during the mid-1940s to the 1980s, and his precarious adventures make this memoir an easy read. His narrative writing style has an appealing conversational tone that draws one in.
Through his vivid and enthralling descriptions, the book brings the past to life. You feel as if it has transported you to the past with him.
His characters, no matter how brief the encounter, come to life on the page.
Heartwarming, numbing, entertaining, and informative. I think everyone can relate to his physical evolution from childhood to adolescents, which Dr. Stallworth describes with humor and self-reflection.
By the end of “AreYou”, the reader has a measure of the distance traveled over the years. He shares the good, the bad, and the ugly.
You can learn from it, and once you begin reading, it is hard to put down.
This is Dr. Stallworth’s first book since retiring in 2019, after 45 years of medical practice as an anesthesiologist in Los Angeles. He began to pursue his passion for writing in 2017.
In 2018, Denise Nicholas, award-winning actress and author of the acclaimed book “Freshwater Road,” invited him to join her Longwood Writers’ Workshop, where this memoir, “Are you A N****r or a Doctor,” was conceived, and then delivered in December 2022.
In early 2022, he began a non-profit foundation, the Stallworth OhYes! Foundation, which awarded four-year full scholarships to students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, his alma maters, in August 2022.
His goal is to award many more scholarships from donations to the Stallworth OhYes! Foundation.
“Be a Rainbow in a Needy Student’s Cloud”
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