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  1. A Conversation with Rep. Madeleine Dean and Harry Cunnane

    Education, Hosted By Abington Township Public Library

  2. Took place on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  3. Virtual
  4. Representative Madeleine Dean from Pennsylvania and her son, Harry Cunnane, have written a deeply personal and revealing book, Under Our Roof. In their book, they share their family's long struggle with addiction. Join us for a virtual book talk and discussion as we hear from Rep. Madeleine Dean and Cunnane. We will hear readings from Under Our Roof and You Are Always Loved, and learn about their collaborative writing process as well as have a chance for questions and answers.

    Join this event on February 23rd, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Submit your question about substance abuse and recovery during the registration process. Tap here for registration; registration is required. A Zoom invitation will be sent to registrants.

    About the books:

    Under Our Roof is a from-the-heart book, by Representative Madeleine Dean and her son Harry; it tells the story of opioid addiction and recovery. Addiction can go undetected in your own home however, love can survive.

    You Are Always Loved is a child's companion to the authors' memoir, Under Our Roof.

    About the Authors:

    Madeleine Dean is the congresswoman for the Fourth District of Pennsylvania, in suburban Philadelphia; a member of the House Judiciary and House Financial Services committees; and vice-chair of the Bipartisan Women's Caucus. From 2012 to 2018, Mad served in the Pennsylvania House. From 2001 to 2011, she taught writing at La Salle University, and her writing has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News, and other regional publications. She and her husband, PJ Cunnane, live in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and have three sons (including her co-author, Harry); two daughters-in-law; and three grandchildren. You can find out more about her on Twitter at @RepDean and on her congressional website, dean.house.gov. 

    Harry Cunnane has been an active member of the addiction recovery community since his recovery began more than seven years ago. Harry participates in a twelve-step program and volunteers at rehabs and jails around Philadelphia to spread a message of hope. Harry now works as a resource director for the same treatment center where he originally sought help for his own addiction. Harry and his mother, Madeleine, have also co-written the adult memoir, Under Our Roof. He lives in Audubon, New Jersey, with his wife, Juliet, his daughter, Aubrey, and their son, Sawyer. You can find out more about him on Twitter and Instagram at @HarryCunnane.

    Emily Cooper, current Board of Trustees member and Treasurer, Abington Township Public Library, will moderate the discussion. 

    Photo Courtesy of People.com

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