If This Is Heaven, I Am Going To Be A Good Boy

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With a bridge in Boston and a bench in Falmouth dedicated to him, Tommy Leonard has been widely recognized for his many acts of charity and his avid promotion of health and fitness. The journey this affable Irishman took on his way to becoming one of Boston's most personable bartenders and the founder of the Falmouth Road Race began the day his father left him at a mission for children of the destitute at age six.

Author Kathleen Cleary recounts the struggles, disappointments, ...

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Overview

With a bridge in Boston and a bench in Falmouth dedicated to him, Tommy Leonard has been widely recognized for his many acts of charity and his avid promotion of health and fitness. The journey this affable Irishman took on his way to becoming one of Boston's most personable bartenders and the founder of the Falmouth Road Race began the day his father left him at a mission for children of the destitute at age six.

Author Kathleen Cleary recounts the struggles, disappointments, heartbreaks, and humor of Tommy's childhood and teen years. She also shares the sometimes painful and comical stories of his young adulthood. Tommy's remarkable life transformed every corner of the world it touched, whether the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, the roads of Fukuoka, Japan, the bayous of Houston, or somewhere between two pubs in Woods Hole and Falmouth on Cape Cod.

Tommy Leonard's heartwarming story will teach you that in following your dreams, embracing the positive will make all the difference.

A percentage of the sale of this book will be contributed to a retirement trust for Tommy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595356980
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/2/2005
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2006

    'Holy Cow'

    Kathleen Cleary did an outstanding job in capturing the persona of an individual who has the genuine ability to make a stranger a friend, make an acquaintance feel important and to make everyone a little more upbeat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2005

    I Thought I Knew Everything About Tommy Leonard

    Just finished reading 'If This Is Heaven, I Am Going to be a Good Boy.' While my friendship with Tommy dates back to the early 50's, this book revealed information about Tommy's personal life and his many accomplishments which I was never aware of. I found this book to be both extrememly interesting, intriguing and informative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2005

    Good reading

    This book is very interesting and well-written and is not just for running fans. The life of Tommy Leonard serves as an example of how enthusiasm and a positive attitude can prevail over almost any difficulty life may throw at you. If you want to read an uplifting book, this is the one!

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