James Patterson donates 200,000 books to troops
Author gives books for bravery
- Duration 3:13
- Date Mar 23, 2012
Author gives books for bravery
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Books for bravery our next guest is giving back big time to our troops.
This best selling author is donating.
Copies of his work to our brave men and women in the military tradition he started.
About six years and it's right now is the infamous author James Patterson.
-- infamous office.
So it didn't matter -- what is when would you with we know about -- the worthiness of the cause would alerting you to the fact that your books can really help people out over there.
But one of my best friends his son was a captain over there for three years.
And the -- used to send them letters and then and also letters from a lot of his friends who were who -- if it.
Soldiers it -- overseas.
And and that the things are so touching and moving and articulate.
And and not the kinds of things that we generally see on the news.
And it just woke me up -- -- five or six years ago it started doing ten -- 20000 books a year to the troops and an issue we're doing 200000 which is a lot of books.
So you have a motto.
It don't complain about it do something you're hoping that message spread I arrest of -- yeah in general.
Look I mean we're all there's a lot of things we can complain about and and and we do but I think it's it's even better tweaking it get out before -- do something.
So in this case -- are -- and what happened here was.
We have to get 200000 books from -- and on Indiana.
Two denies to -- batting.
And then and then to Afghanistan and Iraq and Germany and then you know.
So it's that's a big deal it's that's 20000 boxes of books -- me a lot of people got involved in this ya -- And I don't know -- immediately we -- email them back.
Although that sure it would be easy yeah here they go until you get all right -- -- court's flying itself over.
What are organizations are -- working with to get the books -- -- operation gratitude is is really really terrific books for heroes.
Untreated children those -- the three big east feeding children came in at the end -- toys.
All of a sudden we realize we didn't have enough trucks.
Sort of silly after -- she's got stalled they -- -- they do and James would spend the response.
On the response is great it's always been terrific I mean I'll get you know pictures of people in Afghanistan Iraq whatever holding my books.
And and the thing I hear over and over and over from from troops -- from you know my son's.
From my yeah my -- son is how touching moving exciting whatever it is to get something from home win over there.
-- -- -- -- -- -- All right -- James you have a book by the -- that's coming out guilty wives do you know any motivation does not want we will not what we want essentially true yeah.
-- I don't know it's going to be available.
March 26 I'm told wherever books are -- and James -- it has sold 220 million copies worldwide in just the last three years.
You're pretty good right to have a these facts it's a great thing you're doing thanks so much for sharing this story.
Thank you aren't very.