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Posted on: October 30, 2017

The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight against ALS


Authors Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman will be at the library to discuss their 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.

CASEY SHERMAN is the New York Times–bestselling author of nine books including The Finest Hours and Boston Strong. DAVE WEDGE, coauthor of Boston Strong, was an investigative reporter at the Boston Herald for fourteen years; he now writes for VICE.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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