Despite his gift for storytelling, Ed Allensworth, MD, is not the kind of man who would wake up one morning and say, "I think I'll write a book about myself." The very idea that someone wanted to publish his story made him suspicious and edgy. He huffed, "What is this, some kind of early obituary?"
But those who know Dr. Allensworth know his stories are legendary. The biography is the brainchild of B. Joe Gunn, former Craig General Hospital CEO, who commissioned writer Kathleen Duchamp to craft the book. "This story is a part of history that belongs in your book collection," says Gunn. "But you’ll definitely read it cover to cover before you put it on the shelf."
Duchamp conducted numerous interviews with Dr. Allensworth's patients, hospital staff, friends, family and former students, and researched printed materials written about and by the doctor. After hours of interviews with Dr. Allensworth, Duchamp wove his entertaining and touching recollections into a work that goes beyond biography.
The result is one of the most captivating and inspiring life stories you will ever read. The 130-page hard cover book will feature more than 20 photographs. Between the forward by James E. Sooter and the epilogue by Tom McGeady, you’ll find details, in his own words, of:
Proceeds from the book are placed into a scholarship fund in Dr. Allensworth’s name through the Craig County Healthcare Foundation. It is available for purchase in the Craig General Hospital gift shop or by contacting Robin Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org.