Meet Governor Deval Patrick!

The Bookloft and the Berkshire South Regional Community Center are co-sponsoring an event with Governor Deval Patrick at the Berkshire South Regional Community Center in Great Barrington, MA on Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 pm! Governor Patrick will be speaking and signing copies of his new book, A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life.

The first African American governor of Massachusetts offers readers intimate, heartfelt, and hopeful lessons drawn from his own experiences as to how to live a life and help build a country and community of which one can be proud.

From a chaotic childhood in a poor tenement on the South Side of Chicago 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.

The first 50 people to pre-purchase their unsigned copy of Governor Patrick's new book will receive a numbered ticket for upfront, priority seating and for autographing! Books are available at The Bookloft starting April 12th. If you wish, you may order your copy online using the link below However, please select the pick up & pay at the store option to receive your book before the event & to pick up your event ticket.

The Bookloft is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of A Reason to Believe to Berkshire South County Regional Community Center, as well as to Community Access to the Arts (CATA).

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 doors to greater educational opportunities for young people of color. To learn more, visit

All are welcome to attend. For more information, please call The Bookloft at 413-528-1521 or the Community Center at 413-528-2810.

Event address: 
15 Crissy Road
01230-1235 Great Barrington
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ISBN: 9780767931120
Availability: Special Order
Published: Broadway Books - April 12th, 2011