I would highly recommend to everyone on this planet to read the remarkable and very moving and inspiring book “Love, sweat, and tears.”
It is written by the best teacher I have ever had, Nadia Davies, my high school Spanish teacher, who taught me so well that I now speak Spanish every day to my patients in my work as a family doctor.
She also taught me many lessons in life: To aim high; To never give up; and to always look for the best in others, no matter how cleverly hidden.
Last year I wrote the enclosed op-ed about Mrs. Davies, which was published in the San Jose Mercury News. It had the happy effect of reuniting me with Mrs. Davies after years apart.
Again, I can’t recommend “Love, Tears, and Salt strongly enough to everyone.
Alan Bonsteel, M.D.