Year 4, Book 65

65. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
In some respects this book reminded me of Three Cups of Tea because Paul Farmer and Greg Mortensen as they are both very driven in their pursuits to make a difference in the world to detriment of everything else in their lives. In the end though I came away with a much more favorable view of Paul Farmer for whatever reason. He is a Harvard doctor who made his life’s work providing health care in Haiti and attempting to eradicate diseases such as TB and malaria. His involvement in Haiti also led him to get involved in other areas of the world including Brazil and Russia. It’s a very interesting look at how one man has caused great change. I give it 7 out of 10.

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