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Publisher Description

Ever since he was a child, Antonio J. Webb, M.D had to find it in himself to overcome what promised to be a very desolate future. Growing up in the heart of Shreveport, Louisiana, he was constantly surrounded by influences of the very worst sort including gangs, violence and drugs.

From a younger brother who served juvenile life for armed robbery to a mother whose addiction to crack cocaine landed her in jail multiple times, Antonio’s family was split in half between members in and out of prison. Not only that, but several of his close friends were killed and others began serving 10+ years in prison for crimes they committed as teenagers.

The statistics for Antonio were grim. Chances were that he’d end up like most of his friends and family. But then, to the surprise of all, he graduated high school with honors, and a whole new world of opportunity lit up before him.

Based on his own life story, Overcoming the Odds, details the miraculous account of a boy who became more than anyone ever thought possible. From joining the military as a teen to serving eight years in the US Air Force; from the war on the streets of Louisiana to the war on terrorism in Iraq, the book realistically portrays the heartache and desperate challenges it took to rise above his austere beginnings.

More importantly, it echoes his personal belief that there is an incredible, undeniable strength in every person to overcome the odds.

Fiction & Literature
November 18
Dr. Antonio J. Webb
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Meleah Pea ,

Best book to read!

I find so much relatability in this book that I honestly felt like Dr. Webb was speaking to me the entire time. This book truly is raw and shows the obstacles that Dr. Webb has to face. However, he also gives advice on how one can conquer these obstacles and/or make different decisions based on his experiences. This is truly a story of triumph. It is so motivational that after one reads this book, they would have no excuses. I’m truly in love with this book and will surely be passing this on. Thank you Dr. Webb! He is one of the reasons I’m pursuing medicine. Absolutely amazing!

Eshetu Debebe ,

Amazing Person

This book shows the dedication it takes to find our true identity and master our full potentials in life! Highly recommended

Dr. Lita Powell ,


Dr. Webb's story is very encouraging, heartwarming, and motivating. The practical advice that he gives throughout his book is advice that people of all ages and professions will greatly benefit from.