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Sept. 1, 2021
 
Here’s how the night began ….
 
I’m sitting in Boston’s TD Garden, wearing a mask and gazing up at the rafters and the Celtics championship banners while I wait for The Eagles concert to begin.  Lydia is also masked.  My hand rests on her legs – long, smooth and brown.  Her short white denim skirt sets off her late August tan.  There is something irresistibly sexy about a woman in her early fifties.  Especially at a summer rock concert.  Twenty-five years ago on a 95-degree day she was eight months pregnant with our first child when she walked across a stage in a cap and gown in this same basketball arena to pick up her college diploma.  Tonight we’ve come to remember.

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BOOK TOUR FALL 2021

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August 19,2021

When The Dynasty was published last fall I couldn’t do traditional book signings due to COVID. No bookstores were able to host in-store events. To improvise, I worked with dozens of booksellers throughout New England. We scrapped in-person author talks and question-and-answer sessions with readers. And I’m not a big fan of virtual events. Instead, I trekked around New England and set up on the street in front of bookstores. I talked to people one-on-one. It got cold. But New Englanders are a hardy bunch, and the bookstores fed me a steady stream of hot chocolate. I signed oodles of books between September and Christmas. Along the way, I met countless Patriots fans and plenty of fans of opposing teams. It was a ball.

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BRUUUUUUCE

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This is from my journal.

 July 1, 2021

Last night I saw “Springsteen on Broadway.” It’s the first full-length show on stage since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered Broadway theaters 470-something days ago. Proof of vaccination was required to enter the St. James Theater. I went with my book editor, Jofie Ferrari-Adler. My daughters love his name. I love him for his friendship and the profound impact he’s had on my writing career. Publishing The Dynasty together during the pandemic was a lifeline. We agreed to meet beforehand for dinner in Midtown at Oceana.

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Jeff Benedict is the bestselling author of sixteen non-fiction books, as well as a television and film producer. His latest book, The Dynasty, is the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots under Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. An instant New York Times bestseller, The Dynasty is the basis of a 10-part documentary series that is being produced by Imagine Documentaries in association with NFL Films for Apple TV+. Jeff is a writer and executive producer for the series. In 2018, Jeff co-wrote the #1 bestseller Tiger Woods and he was an executive producer on the HBO documentary “Tiger” that was based on the book and aired in 2021. The book is currently being developed into a scripted series, which Jeff is executive producing. Jeff is also the executive producer on a documentary based on his book Poisoned for Campfire Studios that will air on Netflix. In 2017, Jeff co-produced “Little Pink House,” a feature film starring Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn that was based on his book of the same title. And in 2016, Jeff co-wrote with Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young his critically acclaimed, bestselling autobiography QB: My Life Behind the Spiral. Jeff was also a writer on the NFL Films documentary "A Football Life: Steve Young,” which was based on the book.

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