A Reason to Believe NPR coverage of A Reason to Believe: Lessons From An Improbable Life by Deval Patrick. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
NPR logo A Reason to Believe

A Reason to Believe

Lessons From An Improbable Life

by Deval Patrick

Hardcover, 227 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $21.99 |


Buy Featured Book

A Reason to Believe
Lessons From An Improbable Life
Deval Patrick

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Book Summary

The first African-American governor of Massachusetts draws on lessons from his own life and career to counsel readers on how to build a meaningful community and country, sharing stories from his disadvantaged youth while describing his views on the transcendent power of friendship and faith.

NPR stories about A Reason to Believe

In 1970, a scholarship took Deval Patrick from Chicago's South Side to Milton Academy, a boarding school in Massachusetts. Courtesy of Gov. Deval Patrick hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of Gov. Deval Patrick

'Lessons' From Deval Patrick: A (Not) Likely Story

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135242435/135338604" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript