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.

Read: Keller @ Large: Reason Not To Believe

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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Comments (7)
  1. joan Hogan says:

    Governor Patrick Is traveling and Promoting his book of his life from poor to rich.
    I Believe The Governor Should Recall to Memory of what the Needy, Elderly, Disabled and poor , face everyday. Cutting services To our citizens that need it the Most, should not happen. Governor Patrick have you forgot what these people are going through ! ? You Are RICH Now, And Like The Publicity, you really should be staying In Massachusetts, to help and Run the State Of Massachusetts effectively, and efficiently.

  2. Dave says:

    Is this what he has been doing as governor?!?! What a loser!

    He should be impeached!!! He has accomplished absolutely ***NOTHING*** in all these years, but a self-written book!!


  3. emom says:

    He has been sending a message for quite some time now, However in the beginning we in mass just did not truely see what he was trying to say or do, BUT now we see it in full color, and All he has done is take from all of us and for what,, this bok deal, how long has he been writing this tabloit of lies, and further more HOW MUCH tax money or funds came from the working folks here in mass. He has after all, seemed to us his political stage to promote it. so have to wonder what else he has used of the madd folks to get this book started , published and brought to life… More of his political bully tatics ,,, and all fluff

  4. Petetm says:

    Hey Deval. We’re all just waiting for you and your ilk to give us “A Reason to Believe.”

  5. CEO says:

    No surprise people will be disappointed in Patrick’s book. Everything about him is a disappointment.

  6. jerry says:

    Ah YET ANOTHER WASTED TIME OF THE TAXPAYERS MONEY . i guess he is going to write that he was molested now and try and out do SEN Browns book . I just can not believe that we have SUCH MORONS RUNNING OUR GOVERNMENT SUCH AS DEVAL PATRICK AND SEN BROWN it amazes me to no end that these 2 clowns ever got elected . I wish the people of the UNITED STATES would wake up and TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK FROM SO MANY MORONS . Simply put this is what is wrong with our country to many morons running it and all for their greedy purposes such as writing a dam book INSTEAD OF WORKING THEIR DAM JOBS like they are supposed to do.

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