Join us on Thursday, November 9 at 7:00pm to meet author Dave Wedge 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. When disease crippled Pete 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,” was adapted into the film “Patriots Day,” starring Mark Wahlberg. He is currently working on a book and film about the Deflategate scandal and the New England Patriots’ miraculous comeback win in Super Bowl LI.
Space is limited, sign up required.
This program is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.