On August 26, 2015, 24-year-old WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker was shot and killed during a live broadcast near Roanoke, Virginia. While his emotions were still raw, her father Andy vowed on national television to do “whatever it takes” to end gun violence in America. He has traveled across the country speaking on behalf of ballot initiatives and pro "gun sense" political candidates.
With assistance from the Georgetown University Civil Rights Law clinic, Andy has taken his fight to Google in an effort to remove the video of Alison’s murder from YouTube and in 2022 created the Andy's Fight PAC to support candidates who believe that both the proliferation of guns and the violence and hate on social media must end.
This book is the story of Andy's fight to honor his daughter's life through action.
"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's humanity guiding me through this story as if I was sitting at his kitchen table just listening."
"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."
"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 pace should be an example for us all."
"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."
"In this no-holds-barred account, Andy makes you fee 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."
"I couldn't put this book down. I read it all in one sitting."