Where Can You Read a Biography of Benjamin Carson?


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The pediatric neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate Ben Carson published an autobiography, entitled "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," in 1992. The book was updated in 2015 as "My Life: Based on the Book 'Gifted Hands.'"

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"Gifted Hands" focuses on Carson's hardscrabble childhood, particularly the support and inspiration he gained from his mother, Sonya. It details his violent childhood temper and his decision, supported by his faith, to dedicate his life to education and service, describing how he went from humble beginnings to study at Yale and the University of Michigan, eventually ending up Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.

His presidential campaign website also offers a biography that includes information about more recent years.

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