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Paper Dollhouse
A Memoir
ISBN: 978-1-59921-998-1 Pub Date: 04/01/2011
$24.95 Hardcover Pages: 272

Dr. Lisa M. Masterson tells the inspiring story of her childhood and her path to becoming a renowned physician and cohost of the Emmy® Award–winning TV show The Doctors—a story of love, fierce
determination, and prevailing against all odds.

In Paper Dollhouse, Dr. Lisa M. Masterson traces a journey that begins with an unconventional childhood shaped by her larger-than-life mother, who broke away from an abusive husband in Louisiana to find new opportunities for the two of them in the West. With charm, determination, and a budget that often involves moving every few months to skip out on the rent, plus a lot of other creative financing, the two of them lead a hidden existence that allows Lisa to attend exclusive private schools and feed a brilliant mind.

Their life together is as heartbreakingly flimsy as the dollhouse Masterson makes for a school project, using the only materials she has: notebook paper and tape. But the love and grit and resilience of those early days ground Lisa for harrowing years of medical training in an ob/gyn ward known as The Pit and give her the fierce determination, after she loses her mother to cancer, to found clinics for pregnant women and babies in Africa and India. This unexpected story from the accomplished doctor and cohost of the Emmy® Award–winning medical talk show The Doctors will captivate, surprise, and inspire readers and her many daytime TV fans.

In Paper Dollhouse, Dr. Lisa Masterson traces a journey that begins with an unconventional childhood shaped by her larger-than-life mother, who broke away from an abusive husband in Louisiana to find new opportunities for the two of them in the West. With charm, determination, and a budget that often involves moving every few months to skip out on the rent, plus a lot of other creative financing, the two of them lead a hidden existence that allows Lisa to attend exclusive private schools and feed a brilliant mind.

 

Their life together is as heartbreakingly flimsy as the dollhouse she makes for a school project, using the only materials she has: notebook paper and tape. But the love and grit and resilience of those early days ground Lisa for harrowing years of medical training in an Ob/Gyn ward known as The Pit, and give her the fierce determination, after she loses her mother to cancer, to found clinics for pregnant women and babies in Africa and India. This unexpected story from the accomplished doctor and cohost of the Emmy Award–winning  medical talk show The Doctors will captivate, surprise, and inspire readers and her many daytime TV fans.

 


 

About the author

Dr. Lisa M. Masterson is a specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent gynecology, and family planning. She practices in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, St. John’s, and UCLA/Santa Monica. She is also the founder of Maternal Fetal Care International (MFCI). Ten million U.S. viewers each week and a growing international audience know the dynamic mix of expertise, humor, and compassion that she brings to the syndicated daytime TV talk show The Doctors.

 
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Paper Dollhouse

The Story of My Mother, Her Strength and Sacrifices, and My Journey to Become a Doctor

In this book, Dr. Lisa Masterson--star of the hit daytime show "The Doctors"--focuses on the life-altering work she does as hands-on head of a foundation called Maternal ...

 
ISBN: 978-0-7627-6125-8
IPub Date: 09/04/2012 Price: $16.95
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