Tim Madigan


I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers


Tim Madigan is an award-winning newspaper journalist and the author of three critically acclaimed books, I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers; See No Evil: Blind Devotion and Bloodshed in David Koresh's Holy War; and The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. He lives in Arlington, Texas.

Praise for I'm Proud of You

A loving testament to the power of friendship and to a most remarkable man. Goodbye, Fred, we’ll miss you. And thank you for this book.
— The Boston Sunday Globe
[I’M PROUD OF YOU] will connect with the same audience that loved Mitch Albom’s TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE and its celebration of male mentoring and friendship.
— USA Today
Warning stickers should be attached to this audiobook, warning people not to listen while driving or operating heavy machinery. Only Oscar the Grouch could resist weeping during this affecting tale of the unlikely friendship between children’s television host Fred Rogers and Texas journalist Madigan.... The uplifting nature of the memoir and the satisfying tenderness of Baskous’s interpretation will make this a welcome gift for anyone who has struggled with depression or loss.  -
— Publishers Weekly, on the audio book
Deeply moving.
— Library Journal (starred)
Reveals in a gentle and powerful way how one person can make a difference. Fred Rogers took the time out to share the most powerful gift we can give another, our unconditional love. Hopefully this book will stimulate others to reach out without judgments, to give our peace and unconditional love to everyone we meet.
— Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., author of LOVE IS LETTING GO OF FEAR
A book to treasure, something very special, and a testament to human love that the late Mr. Rogers would indeed be proud of.... A truly inspiring book!
— Michael Gurian, author of THE MINDS OF BOYS and THE WONDER OF GIRLS
Move over, Morrie and Father Joe... [Madigan] is a soulful, pious man... with the guidance and friendship of Rogers, who was undeniably a kindly, good man.
— Kirkus Reviews
In letters, visits and e-mails, Rogers comes to the rescue with his limitless and life-saving compassion. If you already thought he was saintly, wait until you read this.... a poignant, inspiring account of a relationship.
— Minneapolis Star-Tribune
This will remind you of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, but as a source of inspiration, Morrie Schwartz can’t hold a candle to Mister Rogers.
— Arizona Republic