From the critically acclaimed actor and musician Gary Sinise comes a revelatory account of his journey from self-centeredness to service in honor of America’s heroes. In Grateful American, Gary Sinise tells the story of how he came to understand that honoring our veterans and military is more than just talking about patriotism-it requires action. As an artist, entertainer, and philanthropist who has long been involved with supporting troops both at home and abroad, Sinise provides readers with first-person insights into what motivates him to serve others and make an impact on their lives. He also reflects on how 9/11 changed his outlook on life as well as his views about being an American citizen tasked with upholding freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. Filled with inspiring stories fromSinise’s work touring Iraq and Afghanistanwith USO Entertainment; meeting soldiers wounded in combatand their familiesduring hospital visits stateside; establishing the nonprofitGarysinise Foundationto support severely wounded servicemenand womenand their caregivers; acting as chairman for Race To Benefit Heroes Runswith proceeds going toward building smart homes for injured vets; this heartfelt book shows how one person can change not onlytheir own life but alsothe world around them for the better.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in Gary Sinise’s journey from self-centeredness to service. It also provides insights into what motivates him to serve others and make an impact on their lives.
- Gary Sinise is a critically acclaimed actor and musician who has been involved with supporting troops both at home and abroad for many years.
- This book provides first-person insights into what motivates Gary Sinise to serve others.
- The stories in this book are inspiring, showing how one person can change not only their own life but also the world around them for the better.
- Gary Sinise writes mostly about his own experiences and feelings, rather than exploring the thoughts and perspectives of other people
- The book is somewhat repetitive in terms of describing Sinise’s motivations for serving others
- There are few photographs or other visual elements to break up the text
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Gary Sinise is an award-winning actor, musician, and director. He has won acclaim for his work on stage, screen, and television. He is most well known for his role as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in the movie Forrest Gumpand for his long-standing support of American troops both at home and abroad through initiatives such as the USO Entertainment tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2011 he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Gary Sinise is one of the most patriotic and giving Americans I know. His book, Grateful American, tells the story of how 9/11 led him to become even more committed to supporting our troops both at home and abroad as an artist, entertainer and philanthropist. He has helped build homes for severely wounded servicemen and women through his work with the Gary Sinise Foundation, raising millions of dollars to make a difference in their lives. This heartfelt book shows how one person can change not only their own life but also the world around them for the better.”
“Gary Sinise’s journey from self-centeredness to service is an inspiration. His work with veterans and military families is amazing, and his willingness to use his celebrity for good is a lesson in humility and patriotism. This book will make you appreciate all that America stands for.”
“This book is a must read for every American. It shows how one person’s dedication to service can make a difference in the lives of many.”
“An incredibly insightful and personal journey from an actor best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump to one of America’s most outspoken and tireless advocates for military veterans and their families.”