This week hosts Koji Steven Sakai and M. Martin Mapoma brought on writer David Murray. In this first episode, we got to know David and found out about his journey to becoming a writer and his favorite speech of all time. We also got into a discussion about democracy and race.
PS: We say it’s episode 98…but it’s really 99. But who’s counting?
David Murray heads the global Professional Speechwriters Association and comments daily on communication issues on his popular blog “Writing Boots.” He is an award-winning journalist and is editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day, one of the world’s longest continuously published magazines. He is the author of Raised By Mad Men, a memoir about his advertising parents, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters.
The son of two writers, Murray grew up in Hudson, Ohio, and studied English at Kent State University before moving to Chicago to make his own writing life. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Cristie Bosch, and daughter, Scout Murray.
You can find more information about his latest book, An Effort to Understand, here: https://writing-boots.com/an-effort-to-understand/.
You can watch the whole episode here
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