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econ book report - Matthew Wong Monday, April 26, 2010 Econ...

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Matthew Wong Monday, April 26, 2010 Econ 103 – 17 Mountains Beyond Mountains Book Report How did farmer’s childhood affect where he is now and how did it help him overcome his challenges? Paul Farmer has many achievements that one can only dream of accomplishing from receiving a full scholarship to Duke University to getting a PH. D. from Harvard to winning numerous awards to founding Partners in Health (PIH) and more. One has to ask how it is possible to achieve so much with so little. Paul Farmer’s childhood has to have played a role in helping him overcome certain challenges and getting him to where Paul Farmer is now. Three specific examples of Paul Farmer’s childhood playing a role in who he is and how he overcomes a challenge are: being born second in a family of 8, moving from place to place, and reading Lord of the Rings and War and Peace . Right at the beginning of his life, being the second oldest probably made Farmer mature faster than his younger siblings. He probably had to take care of his siblings while studying and doing chores around the house. Farmer didn’t life a life of luxury; in fact he probably lived a life of the exact opposite. Farmer, for the most part, grew up in a
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2011 for the course ECON 103 taught by Professor Shackelford during the Spring '08 term at Bucknell.

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econ book report - Matthew Wong Monday, April 26, 2010 Econ...

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