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Okay This is tricky to review The story is astounding a black ditchdigger has a goal of all 5 of his daugthers becoming doctors in the 1950s Yvonne and her father are amazing people, who deserve a lot of credit for what they did in their lives and are exemplary in lots of ways However I really had a problem with the father s SUPER controlling methods Sometimes I was disturbed as Yvonne praises his parenting techniques and behaviors that seem damaging to me, in lots of ways I kept thinki Okay This is tricky to review The story is astounding a black ditchdigger has a goal of all 5 of his daugthers becoming doctors in the 1950s Yvonne and her father are amazing people, who deserve a lot of credit for what they did in their lives and are exemplary in lots of ways However I really had a problem with the father s SUPER controlling methods Sometimes I was disturbed as Yvonne praises his parenting techniques and behaviors that seem damaging to me, in lots of ways I kept thinking this girl needs some therapy And sometimes I was frustrated when Yvonne told us, proudly, of how she worked 80 hour weeks AND studied for boards and got highest scores while pregnant, WITH a 2 year old and a husband over seas I don t think that s awesome I think that s stupid.I would recommend reading it, for sure I think I just wanted somewhere to air my input on the lifestyle choices and parenting methods the book lauds Loved everything about this book.it was so well written and inspirational It was amazing to read how much strength and determination the family had Loved it I got to read this book some years back and it was one of the most inspiring books I have read in some time I wish I had kept it because I probably would have gone the distance now Nevertheless, it s about a regular laborer who had six daughters, no boys in the plan whatsoever Yet, he would tell his coworkers that though he wished he had a boy, he still wanted the best for his daughters and told them that they ALL would be doctors They didn t believe him, but astonishingly, they all became p I got to read this book some years back and it was one of the most inspiring books I have read in some time I wish I had kept it because I probably would have gone the distance now Nevertheless, it s about a regular laborer who had six daughters, no boys in the plan whatsoever Yet, he would tell his coworkers that though he wished he had a boy, he still wanted the best for his daughters and told them that they ALL would be doctors They didn t believe him, but astonishingly, they all became professional women, which goes to show you that you can come from humble beginnings and be the very best So many folks have shown us that and pursue the American Dream Great to read while pursuing yours and when life sends tough I read this as a young girl, and I loved it I loved how the dad wanted so badly for something better for his daughters I loved how the girls worked together to get themselves through college And I love how in the end, each daughter found her passion whether or not it was being a doctor. ( Free Epub ) ♿ Ditchdigger's Daughters, The ♋ Donald Thornton was a ditchdigger who wanted for his six daughters, saying I love you better than I love life, he assured his children But I m not always gonna be around to look after you, and no man s gonna come along and offer to take care of you because you ain t light skinned That s why you gotta be able to look after yourselves And for that you gotta be smart Donald decided to do the grandest thing he could think of force them to make a success of their lives Along with their mother, Tass, he cajoled and inspired the girls to succeed while working two full time jobs to keep them properly fed and clothed All six became successful, independent, accomplished women two of his six daughters became doctors, one became a dentist, one a lawyer, one a nurse, and one a court stenographerThe Ditchdigger s Daughters is the inspirational story of a family with a strong role model who set family values about all else Donald s persuasive common sense, fold wisdom and right on insights gave them the skills they would need to overcome obstacles in their paths to success I found this book very inspiring and interesting I love memoirs, and this one was no different It gave me a vision into what it is like growing up black and poor Although I didn t always agree with the parenting styles, I found it admirable and inspiring to read about the love and hard work that goes into raising a family I love books that make me think maybe I shouldn t be complaining so much, haha This one definitely had that effect Highly recommend Always enter a room with your head up Right away that tells people you re your own person If your head is down, that lets people feel they can do anything they want with you When you talk to somebody, white or colored, always look him straight in the eye First of all, it s honesty Second, he knows he can beat up on you if you don t make eye contact It is hard to know exactly who the main character of this book is Thornton says she is telling the story of her whole family The personalityAlways enter a room with your head up Right away that tells people you re your own person If your head is down, that lets people feel they can do anything they want with you When you talk to somebody, white or colored, always look him straight in the eye First of all, it s honesty Second, he knows he can beat up on you if you don t make eye contact It is hard to know exactly who the main character of this book is Thornton says she is telling the story of her whole family The personality that comes through most strongly is that of her dad He certainly was a piece of work I decided to start my review with a quote from Thornton s mother because without her much of the family s success would not have happened.I am going to writeabout this book after my book group meets I have some decided opinions about the Thorntons Let s see if others feel the same way Interesting read about the life of an uneducated, yet overly determined black man, and his dreams for his five daughters Though I didn t always agree with his parenting strategies, and didn t always agree with the views of the Yvonne one of the daughters and author of the book , their story is a great tribute to the power of hard work, education and the success that follows There were so many great one liners in this book, I wish I d read with a highlighter Some favorites once you ve got Interesting read about the life of an uneducated, yet overly determined black man, and his dreams for his five daughters Though I didn t always agree with his parenting strategies, and didn t always agree with the views of the Yvonne one of the daughters and author of the book , their story is a great tribute to the power of hard work, education and the success that follows There were so many great one liners in this book, I wish I d read with a highlighter Some favorites once you ve got something in your brain, it s yours as long as you live, and if you work hard you ll make it, it s a natural law, like gravity, and all I owe you kids is three hots and a cot Inspirational Exceptional I had the privilege of hearing this author speak at a recent conference It is an amazing story of how this woman and her sister s made it from the projects of Long Branch, NJ to medical doctor through the determination of their dad the ditch digger It gives me a renewed renewed for physicians particularly many of those that I work with.I highly recommend this book. Loved this book Father was a hard working man who had his daughters s interest at hand.