In this intimate portrait of an extraordinary father-son relationship, Mark K. Shriver discovers the moral principles that guided his legendary father and applies them to his own life.
When Sargent "Sarge" Shriver - founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty - died in 2011 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's, thousands of tributes poured in from friends and strangers worldwide. These tributes, which extolled the daily kindness and humanity of "a good man," moved his son Mark far more than those who lauded Sarge for his big-stage, headline-making accomplishments.
After a lifetime searching for the path to his father's success in the public arena, Mark instead turns to a search for the secret of his father's joy, his devotion to others, and his sense of purpose. Mark discovers notes and letters from Sarge; hears personal stories from friends and family that zero in on the three guiding principles of Sarge's life - faith, hope, and love - and recounts moments with Sarge that now take on new value and poignancy.
In the process, Mark discovers much about himself, as a father, as a husband, and as a social justice advocate. A Good Man is an inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy.
©2012 Mark K. Shriver (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
Good listen, thank you for taking the time to write this book!
Make me want to go be a good man more and a great one.
And makes me want to spend more time with my dad. Appreciate his goodness and love him more.
What a wonderful tribute to Sargent Shriver and to a father. I found it very moving! And I loved hearing Mark narrate it himself. You could tell how much his father means to him.
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