Andy Andrews, author of New York Times bestsellers The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer, and now How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, will be the keynote speaker at the Fall 2012 M.L. Seidman Town Hall Lecture at Christian Brothers University (CBU) on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater.
Andrews will address the topic “How Do You Kill 11 Million People? Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think.” Andrews believes that the only way to keep the United States of America the greatest country in the world is to demand the truth from our elected officials. By illuminating the startling history of how great countries have gone bad, Andrews will demonstrate in his lecture how we, as American citizens, can avoid the same mistakes by refocusing our standards of leadership.
Andrews has impacted millions with his creative writing and speaking. An international sensation, Andrews’ challenging personal message contains truths for those in all walks of life. The New York Times hailed him as a “modern day Will Rogers who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America.”
Andrews’ life was a typical American story until the age of 19. The loss of both parents — his mother to cancer and his father to an automobile accident — forever altered Andrews’ path. He recalls, “I took a bad situation and made it much worse.” Within a short span, he found himself homeless and without direction. The dramatic change in circumstances forced Andrews to ask himself a simple question: “Is life just a lottery ticket or are there choices one can make to direct his future?” This very question fueled a search that led him to the local library.
After reading biographies of over 200 great men and women, Andrews was challenged to consider, “Were they simply born this way? Or were there decisions made at critical junctures in their lives that led to success?” He resolved to determine the common denominators between each historical figure. The Seven Decisions were born, and the rest is history.
Andrews is shaped by his life path, but his message also carries the weight of hundreds of lives. Each of these past successes adds credence to the simple yet profound wisdom entertainingly presented by Andrews. With the wit of an entertainer and the gravitas of a powerful communicator, he is unique in today’s media driven world. He communicates to audiences from the heart.
The M.L Seidman Memorial Town Hall Series was established by Mr. and Mrs. P.K. Seidman in memory of Mr. M.L. Seidman, founder of an international accounting firm who maintained an active interest in public issues. This series of lectures is scheduled every year in light of current public issues. The town hall forum format encourages the active participation of students, faculty and members of the Memphis community.
This lecture is FREE and open to the public.
For more information or to RSVP for the Lecture, contact Mike Ryan at (901) 321-3272, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.