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A Reason to Believe - Lessons from an Improbable Life

Governor Deval Patrick

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"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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 12m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

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Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:54


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:26


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:11


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:26


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:39


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:34


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:40


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:05


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:27


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:05


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:23


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:48


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:24


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:37


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:15


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:49


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:06


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:19


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:29