The book for review is “ Truth Doesn’t Have A Side: My Alarming Discovery about the Danger of Contact Sports” by Dr. Bennet Omalu. This book falls in the genre of sports and recreation and football.
Dr. Benet, in the early 2000’s examined the body of Mike Webster, a former football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. What he discovered was the body of man way beyond his actual age of 50. What he found got him started on a long journey in the discovery of CTE.
To get to this point you learn about what it took for Bennet to get to this point. He was born in Nigeria to a loving and God-fearing family. With his father deciding for him on what he was going to college for Bennet started on the road to become a doctor. This was an unlikely choice for him, a boy who wanted to be pilot. He didn’t like being around people let alone patients.
The journey from college to his dream of living in the U.S. took many years. He learned many lessons as far as discrimination of being black and being from Nigeria. The road was long and hard but he kept at it.
With a lot of help from people around him who mentored and supported him his path ended up with becoming a pathologist. He didn’t know when he first examined Mr. Webster how much anger and opposition he would receive. While he was trying to show to the world the dangers of contact sports and the side effects of contact sports he questioned many times if this was what he was support to do.
But he kept at it by relying on his faith and supports taking on the multifaceted business of the NFL but knowing what he knew and what is as take he continues still
I simply loved this book. As a sports fan, especially football and having a favorite team in toe, this really just made me appreciate all that this man is trying to do for all of us.It’s time we all truly listen.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.