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On August 26, 20​15, 24-year-old WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker wa​s shot and killed duri​ng a live broadcast near Roanoke, Virginia. This is the story of her father's fight to honor his daughter's life through action.

What Readers have said about "For Alison"

“This is a wonderful book, a beautiful tribute.”

—Willie Geist, MSNBC

“I couldn't put this book down. I read it all in one sitting.”

—Dana Perino, Fox News

“Andy Parker has written a beautiful and important book that grabs your heart with the first sentence and never lets go. I couldn't stop turning the pages with Andy Parker's humanity guiding me through this story as if I was sitting at his kitchen table just listening.”

—Lawrence O'Donnell, Host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"This is an amazing book about the worst thing that could possibly happen and a book about turning tragedy into purpose. We all need to get busy fighting, not just for Alison but because any of us could be next."

--KellyVision That's What She Read

“Andy Parker suffered the unimaginable loss of his daughter to gun violence. His exemplary activism in gun safety is a testament and a tribute to his great love for her.”

—Julianne Moore, Actress and Chair of the Creative Council of Everytown for Gun Safety

“This book sends a powerful and inspiring message on the importance of the fight to end gun violence. The strength Andy has shown in turning a tragedy into a force for good in order to make this country and the world a safer place should be an example for us all.”

—Senator Mark Warner, US Senator from Virginia

“A tragic, revealing, and important book that every American needs to read. I thank the Parkers for their courage to take on the gun lobby and fight for justice.”

—Terry McAuliffe, Former Governor of Virginia

“Fast paced and riveting, Andy Parker is a gifted storyteller. More importantly, he's an angry father who has written a brilliant book that tells the brutal truth.”

—Donna Dees, Founder of the Million Mom March

“In this no-holds-barred account, Andy makes you feel the pain, the anger, and the longing of a parent who has lost his whole world then uses his considerable gifts as a storyteller to make the reader want to jump up and do something to stop gun violence. This book is an uncensored call to action that cannot be ignored.”

—Joshua Horwitz, Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions

“This is a book meant for all of us—a wakeup call to a nation devastated on a daily basis by senseless gun violence—as seen through the eyes of a parent who became a member of the club that no one wants to join. Andy's courageous struggle to 'make something meaningful out of a meaningless death' is a call to action on gun violence prevention.”

—Levar M. Stoney, Mayor of Richmond, Virginia