Book Tour, Interview & Giveaway for LIFE AND DEATH BEHIND THE BRICK AND RAZOR by Isaac Alexis, MD! [Ends 12/23/17]
Book Title: Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond Author: Isaac Alexis, MD
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 100 pages
Genre: Education and Reference
Release date: October 17, 2017 Tour dates: Dec 4 to 15, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 for mature themes
A prison doctor offers insights into the system's "Correctional Medicine"
Dr. Isaac Alexis' newly-released book Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond tells of his varied experiences as a physician in correctional medical facilities while at the same time urges teenagers to make better decisions to avoid the perils of incarceration.
Dr. Isaac Alexis brings the fast-paced, high-pressure reality of correctional medicine to readers in his new book. He discusses health problems that inmates face during incarceration and offers detailed descriptions of medical complications that plague many people inside and outside of prison. He also speaks directly to young people about avoiding gangs and drug addiction, as well as respecting their bodies in order to preserve their physical and mental health and their freedom. Dr. Alexis's personal experiences growing up in a tough New York neighborhood act as examples of how young people can overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
The desire to help people who do not have access to quality healthcare drove Dr. Isaac Alexis to focus on correctional medicine. The author also shares how his faith empowers him to advocate for the best medical treatment for the population he works with.
A fascinating and important book, Life and Death Behind the Brick and Razor: Code Red Diamond is a book that should be read by anyone dealing with teenagers and young adults whether in the home, public or educational facilities.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
Although Dr. Isaac Alexis adds humor and personal experiences in his writing, this "quick read" Book is not meant to entertain, but to educate.
The medical terms and technology can be difficult for many of us "layman". However, the benefits from reading this book, outweighs the difficulty.
Primarily a Correctional facilities doctor, his keen knowledge is soon realized. He describes many serious heath issues - many can be easily treated or avoided - such as, heart problems, Sexual diseases, conditions affecting the brain, drug addiction and more....Yes drug addiction is termed along with other diseases.
I , and for generations, several family members have been cursed with upper colon ulcers. It took several doctor's visits and specialists to discover I had this condition. Once they discovered it, they couldn't find a treatment that would help with it.
In just a couple of pages in this book, I discovered it is genetic, what causes it, how it increases in severity, and what one can do to alleviate it. The only help I have received is from an elderly lady working at a Health Food store. I was astounded with his knowledge & understanding , considering the many different types of doctors I have approached in many years, with no explanation of why I have them and with no help!
He instills the urgency of getting help for ailments and not allowing it to go untreated.
He gives helpful advise to parents on how to decrease the chance of their children getting on drugs or being infected with several communicable diseases.
There is a lot of repetition and his writing skills lack a "smooth Flow" but his message is of far greater importance.
This receives a Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no requirement for a positive review. This is my honest review.
Can you describe your book in 20 words or less?
My book deals with the medical complications that can affect many people both inside and out of prison and also counsels our young people against STD, Drugs and gangs.
What do you hope your memoir/reference book will do for your readers?
I would hope my book would encourage young people to make positive choices avoiding STD’s, gangs, and drugs.
What was the hardest thing about writing this book? The easiest?
The hardest thing about writing my book was revealing my cousin who died of a drug overdose but I did it to show that all our choices in life have a consequence. The easiest thing about writing this book is knowing that as a Physician how can I possibly be silent when people can benefit from leading healthy lives.
What is the funniest (or strangest, or scariest) incident that has ever happened to you?
The funniest thing that happened to me was when my daughter was 6 months old she would crawl on the floor like up at me with those adorable little baby eyes and then when I was not looking she would proceed to bite my leg with all her might making me jump as high as Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls.
Can you share with us some of the people you admire the most?
People I admire most one of whom is a deity is 1) Jesus, 2) Mother-legendary work ethic, 3) Wife, 4) Children, 5) Dr. Benjamin Carson, 6) Dr. Keith Black, 7) Dr. Alexa Canady, and 8) Dr. Leonidis Berry.
Any future projects you would like to share with us?
There is another book that I’m in the process of writing.
Meet the Author:
Isaac Alexis, MD, completed an internship in trauma surgery at Cornell University at New York Hospital of Queens, and he cross-trained in family medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Alexis served as medical director at the Department of Justice as well as director of infection control and chair of the quality improvement medical committee. He has several years of correctional medicine under his belt.
Dr. Alexis's book Life and Death behind the Brick and Razor-Code Red Diamond relays his experiences as a physician in correctional medical facilities while also challenging teenagers to make better decisions to avoid the perils of incarceration.
Connect with the author: Website
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(ends Dec 23)