Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Book Signing: Saul Cooperman to Speak @ Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville resident Dr. Saul Cooperman will speak about and sign copies of his new book, Eddie and Me: A Story of Friendship, at Bernardsville Public Library on Wednesday, September 29 at 7:00 pm.

In his book, Dr. Cooperman, a former New Jersey Commissioner of Education under Governor Tom Kean, chronicles his 14-year mentoring relationship with an inner city African American boy named Eddie. Cooperman was a sixty-year-old grandfather and Eddie an 8-year-old child when they first met through the 10,000 Mentors program which Cooperman had founded in 1995. The two existed in two completely different worlds, driven by different cultures and different beliefs, and it took them a while to get to know and trust each other. This book portrays their real life together in all its unpredictable, funny and frustratingly dysfunctional moments as Cooperman attempts to step into Eddie’s world. Former U.S. Senator and Pro Basketball Hall of Fame player Bill Bradley described the book as “a touching story of hope and joy finding common ground.”

At the library, Dr. Cooperman will speak about his experiences with Eddie and how he came to write the book. There will be copies available for purchase and signing. There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at http://www.bernardsvillelibrary.org/ and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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