University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Ron Fournier

Mr. Fournier is appearing courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star

Ron Fournier is editor/publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business. As publisher and editor, Fournier is responsible for sales, audience development and editorial operations of Crain’s Detroit Business. Prior to joining Crain’s, Fournier served as editor-in-chief of the National Journal for two years and as senior political columnist for the National Journal and The Atlantic. Fournier has won many journalism awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award and the White House Correspondents’ Association Merriman Smith Memorial Award. A graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy, Ron began his journalistic career in Hot Springs, Ark., moving to Little Rock to cover then-Gov. Bill Clinton. Fournier is the author of "Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent’s Expectations," which became a NYT bestseller. He serves on the senior advisory board of the Harvard Institute of Politics.


Scheduled events:
Love That Boy
A business and political writer who covered the presidency during the administrations of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, tells a story within a story about learning to love your children for their idiosyncrasies rather than in spite of them.

Arizona Daily Star Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Ron Fournier
Moderator: Jill Jorden Spitz
Raising Kids Who Break the Mold
When kids don’t fit traditional stereotypes, parents must put aside their traditional expectations. The struggles and rewards that are the lot of parents who adapt to their children’s differences, encourage them, and advocate for them are the subject of the books by two award-winning journalists.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ron Fournier, Amy Ellis Nutt
Moderator: Laura Markowitz

Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Harmony - PRH
April 2016
ISBN 9780804140485
Hardcover, 240 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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"Love That Boy is a multi-layered story about one father's journey to acceptance. More/less

Applebee's America
Business / Leadership
Simon & Schuster
September 2007
ISBN 9780743287197
Paperback, 272 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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Draws on new capabilities in polling, communications, and marketing to reveal how political, business, and religious groups can adapt to a fast-changing American society, explaining how the nation's leaders can earn public loyalty by supporting key values.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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