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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Boston Red Sox & The Great Fenway Park Writers Series Proudly Present:
Mark Shriver – Vice President of Save the Children

Author of & Speaking on:
A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver"

12-Noon Luncheon
Absolut Clubhouse at Fenway Park (enter off Brookline Avenue)
Friends of the Writers Series & Red Sox Season Ticket Holders – $50 (price includes an autographed copy of Mr. Shriver’s book)

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A Good Man

“Since most people are happiest doing what they are good at, it’s no wonder that Sargent Shriver was always smiling. He was good in every role he filled—husband, father, friend, public servant, and visionary. And he was as inspiring as they come. Mark’s poignant tribute captures the idealism and exuberance that made us all love Sarge, and reminds us to find pleasure in the simple act of living.” —PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

“As founder of the Peace Corps, Sargent Shriver had the genius to change lives, mine included. With this powerful book, his son Mark shows a great man can also be a good man. What a joy to read about Sarge, the father. In a real way, he was father to everyone who ever served in the Peace Corps.”

“This tender, enduring memoir is a moving portrait of a son’s struggle to deal with the gradual disappearance of a beloved father through the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s. It is a praiseworthy book.”

“Asking around, in order to write about Sarge Shriver, I could find no one with a bad word to say about him. This book tells why. The mystery of goodness is deeper than the mystery of evil.”

“In A Good Man, Mark Shriver gives a rich personal account of growing up with a father whose boundless optimism and life of public service made a profound difference for millions of people. Read it and come away, like Mark, reenergized and re-inspired to follow Sargent Shriver’s extraordinary example.”
—MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN, President, Children’s Defense Fund

“What a lovely book this is. It’s funny and sad and inspiring without being insipid. Why was it, this loving son wanted to know, that everyone described his highly accomplished father, Sarge Shriver, as a ‘good man’? In the middle of the active and ambitious Kennedy and Shriver families, Mark Shriver comes to understand his father’s faith in God’s love anchored him and allowed him to do all that he did so well, including dealing with his own Alzheimer’s. In getting to know his father better even after his death, Shriver learns some lessons useful to all of us.”
—COKIE ROBERTS, author of We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters

“This is a deeply touching story of a famous family and the private joys and trials that came with it. Mark’s love letter to his Dad is one we can all learn from.”

“Mark Shriver presents a close-up and personal portrait of his father. He helps the reader to see this ‘good man’ as truly a man of great faith, hope, and love.”
—His Eminence CARDINAL DONALD WUERL, Archbishop of Washington

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