Gary Sinise will be In Conversation about his New Hardcover ~ Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service ~ at a FULL HOUSE CAPACITY SPECIAL EVENT.


EVENT OVERVIEW:  Truman Library Institute welcomes Gary Sinise, Advocate, Actor, Director, Philanthropist, and Author of his New Hardcover Memoir Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, for a Timely Conversation about Public Service at a SPECIAL EVENT.

Rainy Day Books is pleased to Partner with Truman Library Institute for Gary Sinise's appearance and will have his Books for Sale at this SPECIAL EVENT.

ABOUT GARY SINISE:  Gary Sinise's iconic role as Lieutenant Dan in the 6-Time OSCAR-Winning Movie Forrest Gump not only kick-started his career, but it also gave him a new life mission as a passionate Advocate for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.  In Gary Sinise's New Hardcover Memoir Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, he tells the story of how he went from a trouble-making kid to a successful Actor and eventually a tireless Advocate of those who have Served our Country.  Starring as the 33rd President in the 1995 Movie Truman earned Sinise a Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award.  For his service work, Sinise has been presented with Humanitarian Awards including the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment and the Spirit of Hope Award by the Department of Defense.  He is also the recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest Civilian Honor Awarded by the President of the United States.

ABOUT GRATEFUL AMERICAN:  In Gary Sinise's New Hardcover Memoir Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, he chronicles his never-before-told journey, from aimless teen to an Advocate, Actor, and Author with a purpose: a mission to support and raise awareness for the men and women who selflessly put themselves in harm’s way in service to our country.  The message Sinise wants to deliver in Grateful American is clear: He loves his country and he’s forever grateful to be an American, thankful for the blessings he’s received as a citizen.  He understands where his freedom comes from and he does not take for granted the sacrifices of those who provide it.  He hopes that Grateful American will help ensure America’s defenders and their families are never forgotten.  As he looks back on his life’s journey and sees anew the ups and downs, he feels fortunate that he went from caring about not too much more than his own career to becoming a passionate advocate of our nation’s defenders.  “It’s my hope that as I share these stories from my life, you will be entertained and maybe even inspired too – empowered to overcome obstacles, embrace gratitude, and engage in service above self,” states Sinise.

"The book is called Grateful American, and I promise you after you read it you will be grateful for what Gary has accomplished and contributed to our country." ~ Clint Eastwood

DATE & TIME:  Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 6:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Gary Sinise, Advocate, Actor, Director, Philanthropist, and Author of Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, will be In Conversation with David Von Drehle, Author, and Columnist for The Washington Post.  Pre-Order your Hardcover of Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service through the link below for At-Event Pick-Up.

OPEN HOUSE ADMISSION INFORMATION: THIS SPECIAL EVENT IS AT FULL HOUSE CAPACITY WITH A WAITING LIST.  Please join us for a Free Public Program.  Reservations are Required.  Truman Library Institute Members receive Priority Access to RSVP for this SPECIAL EVENT.  All others are Invited to RSVP beginning Monday, February 11, 2019, as Seats allow.  Rainy Day Books will have Hardcovers of Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service available for Purchase at the SPECIAL EVENT.  RSVP at or Call Truman Library Institute at 816-400-1220.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Fairway, KS 66205
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ISBN: 9781400208128
Availability: Out of Stock, generally 4-5 days to Order your Copy and have it arrive.
Published: Thomas Nelson - February 12th, 2019

HARDCOVER: Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service by Gary Sinise.

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