TODAY Thurs. 4/21 5pm
I want to thank everyone who has purchased my book, “A Reason to Believe.” I hope you’ve enjoyed it.
If you would like your book signed, I will be signing books this Thursday at the Barnes & Noble on Boylston Street in Boston at 5:00 PM. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
My hope is that readers will see how hopefulness and idealism can guide how we live. Extraordinary individuals showed acts of grace and kindness toward me that influence who I am and aspire to be. “A Reason to Believe” is about the people who in both small and great ways can have a profound effect on a life or on the world.
“I’ve simply seen too much goodness in this country—and have come so far in my own journey—not to believe in those ideals, and my faith in the future is sometimes restored under the darkest clouds.” —Governor Deval Patrick
In January 2007, Deval Patrick became the first black governor of the state of Massachusetts, one of only two black governors elected in American history. But that was just one triumphant step in a long, improbable journey that began in a poor tenement on the South Side of Chicago. From a chaotic childhood to an elite boarding school in New England, from a sojourn doing relief work in Africa to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and then to a career in politics, Patrick has led an extraordinary life. In this heartfelt and inspirational book, he pays tribute to the family, friends, and strangers who, through words and deeds, have instilled in him transcendent lessons of faith, perseverance, and friendship. In doing so, he reminds us of the power of community and the imperative of idealism. With humility, humor, and grace, he offers a road map for attaining happiness, empowerment, and success while also making an appeal for readers to cultivate those achievements in others, to feel a greater stake in this world, and to shape a life worth living.
Warm, nostalgic, and inspirational, A Reason to Believe is destined to become a timeless tribute to a uniquely American odyssey and a testament to what is possible in our lives and our communities if we are hopeful, generous, and resilient.
GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK is donating a portion of the proceeds from A REASON TO BELIEVE to A Better Chance, a national organization dedicated to opening the doors to greater educational opportunities for young people of color. To learn more, visit www.abetterchance.org.
You can buy the book online from Barnes & Nobles…. CLICK HERE