"Ted Gup's A Secret Gift is a soulful, fascinating and ingenious book."
–Ian Frazier, Author and Writer for the New Yorker
"Wrenching stories of suffering, loss, endurance, humility and gratitude…[A] compelling tale."
–Kirkus Review
"...the amazing mystery of a beneficent but complicated grandfather who comes straight out of Dickens. This book is a gift in itself.”
–David Maraniss, Author & Writer at The Washington Post
"[Ted] has found a moving and telling story of the Great Depression in an old suitcase and marvelously brought it to life."

–Evan Thomas, Author and Newsweek Editor
“A deeply researched, poignant, and inspiring account of how ordinary people endured the singular hardships of the Great Depression.”
–Gay Talese, Bestselling Author
"...a story both engrossing and haunting, the kind of book that stays with you, warming your thoughts for days to follow."
–Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize Winner
"During these difficult days when we thirst for stories of kindness, decency and selflessness, 'A Secret Gift' is just what the nation needs."
–Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps
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      Secret Great Depression Benefactor Revealed

      Ted Gup's 80 year-old mother handed him a suitcase labeled "Memoirs" filled with letters dated the same week in December 1933, all addressed to someone named Mr. B. Virdot. Rita Braver tells has the story of a mysterious benefactor who in the Great Depression, sent gifts to those in need. Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7096732n#ixzz16gjJSp8d [post_title] => Ted on CBS Sunday Morning [post_excerpt] => Ted Gup's 80 year-old mother handed him a suitcase labeled "Memoirs" filled with letters dated the same week in December 1933, all addressed to someone named Mr. B. Virdot. Rita Braver tells has the story of a mysterious benefactor who in the Great Depression, sent gifts to those in need. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => ted-on-cbs-sunday-morning [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-11-29 11:11:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-11-29 16:11:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.asecretgiftbook.com/?p=493 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 5 ) )
    • Ted on CBS Sunday Morning

      Ted Gup's 80 year-old mother handed him a suitcase labeled "Memoirs" filled with letters dated the same week in December 1933, all addressed to someone named Mr. B. Virdot. Rita Braver tells has the story of a mysterious benefactor who in the Great Depression, sent gifts to those in need.


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