Crookston native Tim Madigan's latest book, released this week, takes a wider view of the world and his existence in it than his most recent work that focused closely on his relationship with and life lessons he learned from the late Fred Rogers, known for his iconic television show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Madigan's new book is entitled, "A Life Among Humans: Stories from my Journey as a Journalist, and a Man."
The book is a collection of his Fort Worth Star-Telegram stories and essays, Madigan told the Times. "I write about Fred Rogers and another friend of mine, piano legend Van Cliburn," he explained. "Others concern real-life dramas and other inspiring individuals who have come my way over a 30-year career in this business."
The book has a local flavor as well, he stressed, dating back to his youth in Crookston.
"I'm also really happy to include stories about Crookston – a fond remembrance of Chet's Place, my hangout when I was growing up, and a tribute to Jim Karn written shortly after he died," Madigan said. "A short story in the book is dedicated to the memory of Brock Olson, son of Marshall and Vicki.
"So yes, it has a definite Crookston flavor; so much of my work over the years has been inspired or somehow informed by that place," he continued.
The book is available in paperback and for the Kindle at Amazon.com. Find the Kindle version at http://amzn.to/ZX2njw and the paperback version at http://amzn.to/10liirL