In 2008, Kevin Matthews, a well known ABC and CBS radio personality in Chicago, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis As the drive time radio host for seventeen years and also the voice of his sports commentator, Jim Shorts, and other characters, Matthews entertained ten million listeners weekly, sold out every appearance in the Midwest, and performed in front of 65,000 fIn 2008, Kevin Matthews, a well known ABC and CBS radio personality in Chicago, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis As the drive time radio host for seventeen years and also the voice of his sports commentator, Jim Shorts, and other characters, Matthews entertained ten million listeners weekly, sold out every appearance in the Midwest, and performed in front of 65,000 fans at Grant Park He traveled around the world, met the famous, had babies named after him, and helped countless charities He entertained hundreds of thousands of people inside prisons, army bases, and backyards His promotions included comedy jams, a band, barbeque throw downs, and golf outings.Broken Mary is Matthews story of his early years in radio and stand up comedy, his successful career, his struggle with MS, his awakening to the dignity of women, and, importantly, his chance encounter with a broken statue of Mary left next to a dumpster and all that happened as a result Told with Matthews signature good humor, this confession of the brokenness of mankind is touchingly honest, personally inspiring, and full of hope.
Broken Mary A Journey of Hope In Kevin Matthews a well known ABC and CBS radio personality in Chicago was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis As the drive time radio host for seventeen years and also the voice of his sports
Liking to listen to this author for years when he was a DJ on WLS AM 89 I was interested in reading his book.His alter ego character, Jim Shorts, was MUCH funnier in comments and in voice style on air back then than the character who writes that he is Jim Shorts within this memoir.It s not an autobiography, although it tries to be It s far too scattered and hasn t the detail of depth it s like a life outline by dates His childhood especially in MI within Pontiac or Grand Rapids All of those yea [...]
You don t have to be or have been a listener and fan of broadcasting legend Kevin Matthews to appreciate this book This is than an autobiography about his many years as a radio personality As a matter of fact he skims over most of those details, though I wouldn t mind hearing stories about his life on the radio You have another book in you Kevin It s not really even a story about his life, although he does let you into a bit of his life explaining some things I never knew about him that shaped [...]
It takes me a long time to get through a book I read this in one morning I ve been a Kev Head since the 80 s I saw Kevin Mathews at St Juliana Parish Sunday It was the best time I ve had in a Church Bought the book It gives hope to a country that politics cannot fix I have always viewed religious epiphanies with skepticism I don t know Kevin, but having heard the great radio he has done, I know how much talent and intelligence he has I believe every word in the book Kevin Mathews never worked at [...]
Renewed love for MaryThis book reminds us of the value of prayer I am a Catholic priest, and sometimes I find myself too busy to say the rosary But this book helps to put things in perspective.
I enjoyed this book very much It was so interesting to see the personal side of a familiar celebrity and how his faith influences his life and how he has been able to inspire so many others.Very uplifting Quick read too.
Quick read, very engaging Thoroughly enjoyed provides a lot to think about.
The story of one s person s journey with God throughout life and how Mary took a significant role in that journey.
Beautiful, and touching story of Kevin Matthew s life journey, from radio stardom in Chicago to being diagnosed with MS, told with inspiring faith, and amazing simplicity.
Great bookI loved Kevin Matthews and I love this Took What a great novel We will keep Kevin in our prayers Highly recommended.
Loved this book I read a chapter each morning It s a wonderful testament to how miracles happen each day if you believe in God I ll be adding Broken Mary to my book pile I share with friends.
A good story of a man s life, struggles, accomplishments and conversion.