On August 26, 2015, 24-year-old WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker was shot and killed during a
live broadcast near Roanoke, Virginia. This is the story of her father's fight
to honor his daughter's life through action.
"This is a wonderful book, a beautiful tribute."
-Willie Geist, MSNBC
"I couldn't put this book down. I read it all in one sitting."
-Dana Perino, Fox News
"Andy Parker has written a beautiful and important book that grabs your heart with the first sentence and never lets go.
I couldn't stop turning the pages with Andy Parker's humanity guiding me through this story as if I was sitting at his kitchen table just listening."
-Lawrence O'Donnell, Host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"This is an amazing book about the worst thing that could possibly happen and a book about turning tragedy into purpose.
We all need to get busy fighting, not just for Alison but because any of us could be next."
-KellyVision That's What She Read
"Andy Parker suffered the unimaginable loss of his daughter to gun violence. His exemplary activism in
gun safety is a testament and a tribute to his great love for her."
-Julianne Moore, Actress and Chair of the Creative Council of Everytown for Gun Safety
"This book sends a powerful and inspiring message on the importance of the fight to end gun violence. The strength Andy has shown in turning a tragedy into a force for
good in order to make this country and the world a safer place should be an example for us all."
-Senator Mark Warner, US Senator from Virginia
"A tragic, revealing, and important book that every American needs to read. I thank the Parkers for their courage to take on the gun lobby and fight for justice."
-Terry McAuliffe, Former Governor of Virginia
"Fast paced and riveting, Andy Parker is a gifted storyteller. More importantly, he's an angry father who has written a brilliant book that tells the brutal truth."
-Donna Dees, Founder of the Million Mom March
"In this no-holds-barred account, Andy makes you feel the pain, the anger, and the longing of a parent who has lost his whole world then uses his considerable gifts as a storyteller
to make the reader want to jump up and do something to stop gun violence. This book is an uncensored call to action that cannot be ignored."
-Joshua Horwitz, Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions
"This is a book meant for all of us - a wakeup call to a nation devastated on a daily basis by senseless gun violence - as seen through the eyes of a parent who became a member of the club
that no one wants to join. Andy's courageous struggle to 'make something meaningful out of a meaningless death' is a call to action on gun violence prevention."
-Levar M. Stoney, Mayor of Richmond, Virginia