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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (550 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Madigan Narrator: Christian Baskous Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was 1995 when the Fort Worth Star-Telegram assigned Tim Madigan to write a profile of children's television icon Fred Rogers. This fortuitous interview sparked a magnificent friendship between the two, one that would see both men through periods of grief as well as the hope of new beginnings. I'm Proud of You is the story of this friendship and of the enduring legacy left to us all by Fred Rogers.

Tim's career as a journalist was flourishing when he met Fred Rogers, but his personal life was a shambles. As Rogers welcomed Tim into his family, his church, and his life, Tim found an advisor who imparted a gentle but powerful perspective on spirituality, marriage, depression, and the nature of true friendship. With his friend's loving and patient guidance, Tim eventually came to understand that his emotional troubles were rooted in a deep fear that his father had never truly been proud of him. Hence the mantra of the friendship between the two, the phrase Rogers used to conclude dozens of letters and e-mail messages to Tim: I'm Proud of You.

It has been said that a person is lucky if, at the end of his life, he can count his true friends on the fingers of one hand. This is the story of two men who formed just such a friendship, and how each was transformed by the unconditional love of the other. Listen to it and meet the man behind Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: the ordained minister, the loving husband, father, grandfather, and devoted friend. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 2/20/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/11/2014

    " I am so glad that I stumbled upon this little book while at the library. I thought that it would be a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. I wasn't prepared for the deeply moving and thought provoking moments so lovingly written. Fred Rogers was truly one of the unique people of the world that had no desire to be like "everyone else" but to be his best self and loving and uplifting all those within his sphere of influence. Tim Madigan, the author, skillfully and genuinely opens his heart about his experiences and friendship with Mr. Rogers in such a way that I frequently had to stop and wonder, "Do I have a friend such as this?" This is a wonderful book. No, it is not a "page-turner". It is one that I wanted to read slowly, ponder, and apply. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fred | 1/17/2014

    " This is a lovely book, insightful, not just about the amazing Fred Rogers, but also about the author, who was befriended and in the process, healed by Fred's amazing kindess and generosity of spirit. That shines through, as does the author's journalistic skill at evoking one of the true legends of the twentieth century. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gail | 1/12/2014

    " Mr. Rogers should be sainted. This, however, does not make for exciting reading. I didn't get far with this book. "

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