I could not put this book down- it made me cry and want to hug each family member. But most of all it gave me humility. It takes strength, love of your family, higher power, and endurance to undergo such an ordeal. Readers will love "Measure of a Man" - it will make you take an evaluation of your life, lift your hearts and your soul. Dr. Carole Hoyer, PhD, Reader Views As Akash leads us through his adventure, he invites the reader to be a partner in the process. This wonderfully uplifting story follows Akash and his family, his friends, and his medical team, where each is constantly "wondering what was in store for tomorrow." Each reader will be enlarged by the words, sentiments and human values in this touching reminiscence. Dr. Steven Loy, Head Master, Rutgers Preparatory School In his griping account of his confrontation with heredity, Akash Shukla chronicles his emerging awareness of his short stature, its' stigmatizing consequences, and the medical odyssey directed at the attainment of "two more inches of height." A compelling story well told, Measure of a Man will inspire and inform those facing complex surgical as well as other challenging problems. Dr. Ronald MacKenzie, Professor, Cornell University, Weill Medical College. Akash Shukla attended Rutgers Preparatory School in NJ where he wrote for and edited the school paper. When he decided to go through the torturous Limb Lengthening surgery, Akash decided to write a book about his unique experience. After the surgery, Akash attended Drexel University in Philadelphia but later transferred to NJIT in Newark, NJ. Today, he is a third year student in Industrial Engineering at NJIT and writes for the college news-paper. Rahul Shukla is a successful industrialist and a writer. He is President/CEO of S.S. White Technologies and Shukla Medical. The companies make aircraft and automotive parts and orthopedic surgical tools. A computer techie, photographer, and a motivational speaker, Rahul is a born story teller. Rahul and his wife Meena are proud parents of their writer-son Akash.