* Why would a renowned heart surgeon walk away from a successful career to enter the rough-and-tumble world of politics? With warmth and humor, Dr. Frist shares his experiences as a physician and U.S. Senate majority leader. His unique insights will challenge you to risk failure, confront the status quo, and serve from the heart. 304 pages, hardcover from Center Street.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 304 Vendor: Center Street Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches) ISBN: 1599950162 ISBN-13: 9781599950167 Availability: In Stock
Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist shares his unique experience as a heart transplant surgeon and U.S. senator inspiring people to make a difference wherever they are and whatever position they are in by helping others, risking failure, challenging the status quo, and above all, having a heart to serve. One of the brightest and most forward-thinking senators, Frist tackles controversial issues to offer feasible solutions. His simple philosophy for peace, for example, is service. "People don't usually go to war against someone who helped save their children," Frist writes. "While the world often sees America's tougher side ... when people see America's more compassionate, humanitarian side, the barriers come down, and peace becomes a viable possibility." With heartfelt love for family and country, warmhearted humor, and a doctor's comforting tones, Frist writes openly about the values and experiences that shaped his life, and challenges and inspires everyone to find a place where they, too, can make a difference.
Senator Bill Frist, M.D., served as a senator for 12 years and was the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. He has practiced medicine for twenty years and is a pioneer surgeon in heart and lung transplantation. Dr. Frist now focuses his efforts on relief work around the world.