Mark Shriver book about his father–A Good Man Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver– will be official published on June 5, 2012. Mark will be everywhere talking about the book and his father, beginning with the Today Show on Monday, June 4. As he wrote me recently, ” I am nervous but excited — excited, really, to share Dad’s story of a strong faith that demanded acts of hope and love. And those acts were the work of his life — the Peace Corps, Head Start, Job Corps, and Legal Services, to name a few; his efforts alongside my mom to spread Special Olympics around the world; and, most importantly, his role as father and grandfather.”
Tom Brokaw of NBC has said of the book, “This is a deeply touching story of a famous family and the private joys and trials that came with it. Mark’s love letter to his Dad is one we can all learn from.”
Sarge died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer’s. Overwhelmed by the tributes to his father, Mark, one of five kids born to Sarge and Eunice, decided to write about him, interviewing many of the people who Shriver worked with and helped over the years.
If you have a moment, and you have a story–touching or amusing–tell all of us about your encounter with Sarge and what he meant to you in your life in the Peace Corps and elsewhere.