Author Dave Wedge
Thursday November 9, 2017
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Author Dave Wedge will be at the library to discuss his newest book "The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight Against ALS." While everyone knows of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral craze that swept the nation in summer 2014, too few know the truly inspirational story behind it. Pete Frates was a man at war with his own body. A man whose love for others was unshakable. A man who refused to fight alone, and in so doing mobilized a global army to combat one of the most devastating diseases on earth: ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. When disease crippled Frates, the former Boston College baseball star turned tragedy into inspiration. Pete’s story is a testament to the power of love, the steadfastness of family, the generosity of strangers, and the compassion of crowds. Half of the authors’ proceeds will go to the Frates family. Books will be available for sale and signing after the talk.
Dave Wedge is an author and writer based in Boston. He writes for VICE and was an investigative journalist for the Boston Herald for 14 years. His first book, "Boston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy," written with New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman, was adapted into the film "Patriots Day," starring Mark Wahlberg. Wedge and Sherman are also currently working on a book and film about the Deflategate scandal and the New England Patriots' miraculous comeback win in Super Bowl LI. Dave has also written for Esquire, Newsweek, DigBoston, Boston magazine, and Noisey. He's also hosted on WRKO 680-AM and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, E! and CBS.
Location: Amesbury Public Library
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