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“Since most people are happiest doing what they are good at, it's no wonder that Sargent Shriver was always smiling. He was good in every role he filled--husband, father, friend, public servant, and visionary. And he was as inspiring as they come. Mark's poignant tribute captures the idealism and exuberance that made us all love Sarge, and reminds us to find pleasure in the simple act of living.” ―Former President Bill Clinton
“This tender, endearing memoir is a moving portrait of a son's struggle to deal with the gradual disappearance of a beloved father through the progressive stages of Alzheimer's. It is a praiseworthy book.” ―Doris Kearns Goodwin
“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.” ―Tom Brokaw
“As founder of the Peace Corps, Sargent Shriver had the genius to change lives, mine included. With this powerful book, his son Mark shows a great man can also be a good man. What a joy to read about Sarge, the father. In a real way, he was father to everyone who ever served in the Peace Corps.” ―Chris Matthews
“What a lovely book this is. It's funny and sad and inspiring without being insipid. Why was it, this loving son wanted to know, that everyone described his highly accomplished father, Sarge Shriver, as a ‘good man'? In the middle of the active and ambitious Kennedy and Shriver families, Mark Shriver comes to understand his father's faith in God's love anchored him and allowed him to do all that he did so well, including dealing with his own Alzheimer's. In getting to know his father better even after his death, Shriver learns some lessons useful to all of us.” ―Cokie Roberts, author of We Are Our Mothers' Daughters
“In A Good Man, Mark Shriver gives a rich personal account of growing up with a father whose boundless optimism and life of public service made a profound difference for millions of people. Read it and come away, like Mark, reenergized and re-inspired to follow Sargent Shriver's extraordinary example.” ―Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund
“Asking around, in order to write about Sarge Shriver, I could find no one with a bad word to say about him. This book tells why. The mystery of goodness is deeper than the mystery of evil.” ―Garry Wills
Mark K. Shriver is the senior vice president of U.S. Programs at Save the Children in Washington, D.C., and a former Maryland state legislator. Shriver also started the Choice Program and served on the coalition to create the National Commission on Children and Disasters following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He lives with his wife and three children in Maryland.
Very moving story. The detail about the father son relationship made the family and individuals in the family come alive. Renewed my faith in father-son relationships. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Pat
A hope-filled and faith-filled true life story of a wonderful man.Published 2 months ago by Patricia Sprofera
The best man in the Kennedy family who wasn't appreciated enough.Published 2 months ago by keep on reader
One of the kindest men I've ever read about. This book is full of touching vignettes from their family. Sargent Shriver did so much work and got very little credit . . . Read morePublished 3 months ago by travelzoo
Saw a clip on TV about the book which made me purchase it and read. Sargent Shriver's son delivers a beautifully written memoir of his father. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jules