Quotes from the Edge of Nowhere: The Art of Noticing Unnoticed Wisdom
By: Gary Lewis LeRoy, MD
About the Book
This book is about a twenty- to forty-year life journey. It recounts ten randomly selected personal quotes, saved in a cookie jar, and creates a life-learning narrative using the origin of the quote. Each story evolves by looking back at the signposts and hints of wisdom sprinkled along the author’s life path. Many of these events whispered subtle quotes of wisdom to his conscience. It was up to the author to make sense of them or proceed on life’s path, having missed an opportunity to obtain wisdom. All of us are on a similar journey cluttered with obstacles of the human condition. It is the author’s desire that this little book of hope and inspiration will serve as a torchlight to illuminate the way on the reader’s journey toward a more joyful life—one filled with knowledge, truth, and wisdom.
About the Author
Gary Lewis LeRoy, MD. is a lifelong native of Dayton, Ohio. All his formal education took place in Dayton, from Longfellow Elementary through medical school and his family medicine residency training at Wright State University. Dr. LeRoy is a father of two grown daughters, Julia and Ciara. He is a board-certified family physician who has been serving inner-city Dayton for nearly three decades at East Dayton Health Center. He is the current president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (2019-20) and the associate dean for student affairs and admissions at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. LeRoy has served on community and nonprofit boards, at one point serving on thirteen boards. Volunteerism and service to others is his passion.