Patrick Starts Publicity For New Book

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Those hoping for a political tell-all from Gov. Deval Patrick’s memoir will be disappointed.

In his new book, “A Reason to Believe,” he tells his version of the American rags to riches story, chronicling his “improbable” rise from a broken home and poverty on the South Side of Chicago to the upper echelons of American politics.

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The book went on sale Monday as the governor begins a promotional tour with interviews with local media.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens talks to Patrick

Along the way, Patrick said he hopes to impart some of the lessons he’s learned from family members, teachers, strangers and even a Chicago bus driver who forgave his lack of a fare.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson talks with the Patricks

Many of those lessons focus on how Patrick learned to navigate between the poorer, largely black neighborhood of his youth and the privileged, largely white world he entered after winning a scholarship to the prestigious Milton Academy when he was 14.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens asks Gov. Patrick why he was “blackballed” at the country club in Brookline.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens asks Gov. Patrick what was the impact of his winning in 2006 have on Mrs. Patrick?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens asks Gov. Patrick why he got into pollitics, and what’s next in three years?

Governor Patrick’s “A Reason To Believe” Book Schedule of Events In Massachusetts:

Thursday, April 14: John F. Kennedy Library at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 15: First Parish Church Meetinghouse at 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 22: Mount Holyoke College at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: Berkshire South Regional Community Center at 2 p.m.

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