Thursday, January 16th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Author: THOMAS MADDEN                        Book: LOVE BOAT 78

After the death of Angela, his beloved wife of fifty-four years, seventy-eight-year-old Tom Madden found himself adrift in choppy, lonely seas. He was off-balance, unable to navigate to shore without the help of his first mate. After grieving deeply, he realized
he shouldn’t continue to sit idly in his oceanfront condo and watch as life sailed by—it was time for a change. 

At the suggestion of a friend, Madden dove headfirst back into the dating pool. Except this time, it wasn’t just a pool—it was a dating ocean. From whirlwind romances to digital breakups, he has experienced everything Internet dating has to offer. Love Boat 78 explores how Madden’s huge heart, racing libido, and irreverent humor helped him cope with loss and ultimately sail into the sunset once again.

About the Author: Tom Madden is the quintessential “spin man.” Telling him to stop spinning, inventing products, and writing books is like telling the government to stop spending money—it’s pointless.

Madden’s rise in the world of media was meteoric, evolving from career reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer to speechwriter. He eventually became a highly ranked executive at NBC, serving as Vice President, Assistant to the President under then-CEO Fred Silverman, for whom Madden also wrote speeches when he was Director of PR Planning at American Broadcasting Companies. When television wunderkind Silverman became CEO of NBC, Madden was the only ABC executive he took with him.

After departing NBC, Madden launched his own award-winning public relations firm, TransMedia Group. The firm is now based in Boca Raton, Florida, and has offices located worldwide, including in Rome, Italy. He has since won many awards, including the Public Relations Society of America’s Bronze Anvil for a PR campaign that he conducted for the city of New York. He also owns Madden Talent, a licensed talent agency representing actors,
artists, and models.

Madden lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with his wife Rita. He is also the author of Spin Man, King of the Condo, and Is There Enough BRADY in TRUMP to Win the inSUPERable Bowl?