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Gov. Deval Patrick in his Milton home. File photo. (Jess Bidgood for WBUR)
Gov. Deval Patrick in his Milton home. File photo. (Jess Bidgood for WBUR)

Governor Deval Patrick's long anticipated book "A Reason To Believe" won't hit bookstores until April. Boston Globe reporter Michael Levenson managed to get his hands on an early copy, and his review appeared in Wednesday's paper.

One of the big revelations is that Patrick and his wife struggled early on in his first term with the transition to public life, to the point that Patrick considered resigning just weeks after taking office.

But Levenson says the book's main focus is on the values Patrick says he has acquired through life, whether it be from his childhood in Chicago or in his adult life in Boston, where he says he and his wife were "blackballed" from Brookline's exclusive country club.

We discuss the book with Levenson, and what purpose it serves for Patrick in the current political landscape.

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  • Michael Levenson, Boston Globe reporter

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This segment aired on February 9, 2011.

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