Eileen McNamara, the acclaimed Boston Globe reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary and spearheaded the paper’s award-winning coverage of the Catholic Church clergy sex abuse scandal, visits Thurber House with her biography, Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World. The Stanford-educated Eunice Kennedy Shriver tapped her father’s fortune and her brothers’ political power to engineer a civil rights movement on behalf of millions of individuals with developmental disabilities. In Eunice, McNamara brings Shriver out from her brothers’ considerable shadow, showing an officious, cigar-smoking, indefatigable woman of unladylike determination. McNamara was granted access to Shriver’s private papers—including scrapbooks she kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London. 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 who had an incredible impact on American society.
At Door: $30
All tickets are non-refundable.
Author's Table Dinner
Interested in having dinner with Eileen McNamara? Call 614-464-1032 x11 for tickets to the Author's Table Dinner. You will share a great meal with the author, talk about her work in a more intimate setting, and get reserved seating at the event. The price for dinner is $45 and includes entry into the event. Click here for more information.