The Good Doctor Is Naked

Finding the Human Beneath My Mask

by Robert Barnes, MD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/26/2004

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9780595315758

About the Book

Don't say a word. Bobby Barnes was ten the day his father shot himself, and the first lesson he learned about it was that he should never tell a soul because people might reject him. From that day forward, he hid his secret behind a series of masks-the mask of the Eagle Scout, the wise doctor, community and church leader-and feared that one day his mask would be torn off and he would be naked amid his humiliation and self-doubt. This is the story of a man who achieved the outward signs of success but yearned for inner peace. It took Bob Barnes many years and an unexpected turn of events to discover himself and realize the true meaning of his life. Read his story, and you will learn that doctors are human; they are susceptible to emotional pain and doubts about their profession. Read his story, and learn something about yourself.

" a deeply moving account of someone coming to grips with a painful past." – Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

" should prove helpful to many people." – Frederick Buechner

About the Author

Robert Hardy Barnes has been a physician, a military neuropsychiatrist, a public health consultant, and a pastoral counselor. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia, but has lived in Seattle for more than 50 years. Bob and his wife June have three daughters and four grandchildren.