|Primary Format: Paper|
|Size:||6 x 9 in.|
|Subject(s):||Biography and Letters|
The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight against ALS
Casey Sherman and Dave WedgeE-book: $14.99
It would seem impossible to capture all the things Pete Frates means to the world, as a person and as a champion in the fight against ALS. Somehow, this book manages to do just that!
—Matt Ryan, NFL Most Valuable Player 2016
The Ice Bucket Challenge isn’t just the story of Pete Frates’ great courage, spirit, and heart. It is a story of a young man who refused to let ALS stop him from changing the world, and brought the world together in the process!
—Mike Lupica, New York Daily News
Pete Frates has honored the memory of Lou Gehrig by inspiring a new generation to find a cure for ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge tells an amazing story of family, courage, and relentless determination-and serves as a powerful reminder why we are so proud to call Pete a member of the baseball family.
—Robert D. Manfred, Jr., commissioner of Major League Baseball
I’m awed that Pete was able to channel his passion and generosity to create the Ice Bucket Challenge. Pete opened himself up to his community and it turned out his community was the whole world. This book is truly amazing and shows how this simple act created a viral phenomenon that, even now, is raising awareness of ALS.
—Elizabeth Banks, actor and director
Sherman and Wedge movingly convey the ways he (Pete Frates) never acted like a victim, but instead called on his competitiveness, toughness and leadership skills to inspire his family and friends and keep up his own spirits.
—The Patriot Ledger
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.