I'm Proud of You

My Friendship with Fred Rogers
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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Publisher's Summary

It began as another newspaper assignment, a celebrity profile of the children's television icon. But in Fred Rogers, Texas journalist Tim Madigan found more than a fascinating subject. From their first meeting in 1995, at Rogers's invitation, the two became unlikely friends, a deep and abiding relationship that lasted until Rogers's death in 2003. 

In that time, Madigan found Rogers to be much more than the calm and compassionate personality of television. He was a person of unique human greatness who embodied love, compassion, and wisdom his every waking moment. He was the transcendent being who guided Madigan through periods of life-threatening depression and the tragic death of a sibling and helped him heal his difficult relationship with his father. 

I'm Proud of You reveals Fred Rogers as a person who deserves a place among history's greatest people. It chronicles male friendship at its finest and most powerful. And it is a book that has already brought hope and inspiration to many thousands of its fans. With this second edition, including a new afterword by the author, the inspiration continues.

©2012 Tim Madigan (P)2019 Tantor

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A book I will always remember

The story of this friendship is like a great big gift. My heart is full❤️❤️

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For those who loved Mr. Rogers

I love this book!!!! The relationship between the author, and Mr. Rogers is both inspiring, and emotional. It brings out the best in everyone that listens to this book. Mr. Rogers will forever live on in this book. ❤️

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Such an amazing testament

This is a story of how one man can have an indelible and remarkable affect on so many. It is uplifting in its unvarnished tale of loss and gratitude.

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Poignant. Profound. Perfect.

I’m not often moved to write reviews, but I feel compelled to honor this beautiful story and profound writing that has touched my soul and moved my spirit. I have already recommended this beautifully written book to my Mr Rogers, I call her Dr Ann. She is my listener, my guide, my supporter. I was deeply touched by the story and moved by Tim’s brilliant writing. And I have intentionally used the word “brilliant” because his talent as a writer shines brightly and stands out as magnificently as the North Star. I look forward to reading more of his work. I was mesmerized listening from its first to last words. Tim’s story and relationship with Fred Rogers is the delicious icing on this masterful cake. I will for certain be going back for a second, and possibly third, piece. Thank you for sharing, and may God bless you! IPOY, Rosie