Every Day Is Extra
in conversation with DEVAL PATRICK
This event includes a book signing
September 7, 2018
7:30 PM ET
(Doors at 6:30)
Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
Harvard Book Store is honored to welcome JOHN KERRY—five-term United States senator from Massachusetts, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State for four years—for a moderated discussion of his new memoir, Every Day Is Extra. This event is co-sponsored by the Cambridge Community Foundation. He will be joined in conversation by DEVAL PATRICK, the 71st Governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015.
Book Signing Guidelines
Those joining the signing line should have a copy of Every Day Is Extra in order to have additional titles signed by the author. Due to limited time for the book signing: no personalization, no photography, and no memorabilia. Thank you for your understanding!
About Every Day Is Extra
John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life—a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history.
Every Day Is Extra is John Kerry’s candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the US Navy in 1966, and served in Vietnam. He returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war.
Kerry served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts, then as lieutenant governor, and was elected to the Senate in 1984, eventually serving five terms. In 2004 he was the Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state—Ohio—of winning. Kerry returned to the Senate, chaired the important Foreign Relations Committee, and succeeded Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement.
Every Day Is Extra is Kerry’s passionate, insightful, sometimes funny, always moving account of his life. Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington.
Few books convey as convincingly as this one the life of public service like that which John Kerry has lived for fifty years. Every Day Is Extra shows Kerry for the dedicated, witty, and authentic man that he is, and provides forceful testimony for the importance of diplomacy and American leadership to address the increasingly complex challenges of a more globalized world.
"This book reveals a man of quiet, passionate patriotism, immense intelligence, and thoughtfulness." —Publishers Weekly
"[This] memoir makes for fine reading for politics junkies, especially those with an interest in how policy is made . . . a smart look at not just his life, but also our times." —Kirkus Reviews
Tickets are available online only at harvard.com and harvardbookstore.eventbrite.com. Pre-sale tickets include a copy of Every Day Is Extra. Books bundled with pre-sale tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.
This event will take place in the beautiful John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston, on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.
Back Bay Events Center is located within blocks of several MBTA stations.
Back Bay Station: servicing Commuter Rail, Amtrak, and the Orange Line. Located on Dartmouth Street between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, and on Clarendon Street near Columbus Avenue.
Copley Square Station: servicing the Green Line. Located at 640 Boylston Street and 230 Dartmouth Street.
Arlington Street Station: servicing the Green Line. Located at 300 Boylston Street and 20 Arlington Street.
Parking for the Back Bay Events Center is located one block from the facility at the Garage @ 100 Clarendon.
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