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Author Visit – Eileen McNamara
September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics, join us for an afternoon with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and professor Eileen McNamara, author most recently of Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World. Granted access to never-before-seen private papers — from the scrapbooks Eunice kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London to her thoughts on motherhood and feminism — McNamara paints a vivid portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of the Special Olympics, a devout Catholic in a secular age, and a formidable woman whose impact on American society was longer lasting than that of any of the Kennedy men.
Eileen McNamara spent nearly thirty years as a journalist at The Boston Globe, where she won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and was among the first to raise the alarm about clergy sexual abuse. She is now the director of the journalism program at Brandeis University. She is the author of Eunice, Breakdown, and The Parting Glass (with Eric Roth).
Copies of Eunice will be available for purchase and signing.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library.
Registration is requested so we know how many books and refreshments to have on hand. You can sign up by calling the library (508-653-6730) or filling out the following form:
Make a donation for the BFL Board of Trustees Annual Fund