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Author Patrick, Deval.

Title A reason to believe : [lessons from an improbable life] / by Deval Patrick.

Publication Info. Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  CD BIOG. PATRICK, D.    Check Shelf
Edition Library edition.
Description 5 audio discs (approximately 70 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Subtitle from container.
Performer Read by the author.
Note Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Contents Vision is essential -- Know who you are -- Try a new perspective -- Learn to love -- Save a place -- Faith is how you live -- Overcoming kryptonite -- In defense of idealism.
Summary 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 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. This book tells the story of a uniquely American odyssey and a testament to what is possible in our lives and our communities if we are hopeful, generous, and resilient.
Note GMD: sound recording.
Subject Patrick, Deval.
Governors -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
African American governors -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
Massachusetts -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
ISBN 9780307878106: $35.00
0307878104: $35.00
Music No. 8613-CD Books on Tape
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