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South Boston Public Library

Author Talk: Emily Sweeney - Dropkick Murphy: A Legendary Life

Journalist and author Emily Sweeny discusses her 2023 book, Dropkick Murphy: A Legendary Life. Open to all.

Author Talk: Emily Sweeney - Dropkick Murphy: A Legendary Life
Author Talk: Emily Sweeney - Dropkick Murphy: A Legendary Life

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

South Boston Public Library, 646 E Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127, USA

About the Event

Journalist and author Emily Sweeny discusses her 2023 book, Dropkick Murphy: A Legendary Life.

In Dropkick Murphy: A Legendary Life, Emily Sweeney highlights the unbelievable life of Dr. "Dropkick" Murphy, a professional wrestler who put himself through medical school during the Great Depression. He then opened Bellows Farm, a one of a kind place that served as a facility where elite athletes could train as well as a place where down-on their luck folks could sober up discreetly. Long before the band the Dropkick Murphys names themselves in his honor, the phrase "going to Dropkick" meant a person struggling with addiction and needing help. Drawing on years of research and interviews, Emily Sweeney reveals the untold story of Dr. Murphy's life, his farm, and the events that unfolded there.

This is an in-person event, no registration is required.

Space is limited to 75 attendees.

For more information about the event, visit Author Talk: Emily Sweeney - Dropkick Murphy: A Legendary Life | Events | Boston Public Library (bibliocommons.com)

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