Man in the Red Suit, The: A Memoir

Author: Bruce Templeton
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in
Weight: .5 kg
Published: September 15, 2012
ISBN: 9781897174838

During the past 33 years, St. John’s businessman Bruce Templeton has devoted the month of December to visiting children and assisting Santa Claus.

At school parties, country clubs, or in the critical-care unit of hospitals, young people ask him profound questions about Santa Claus and the true meaning of Christmas. Templeton has collected hundreds of stories and questions during more than 1000 visits – some of them curious, some happy, and some heartbreaking. In his memoir of three decades he shares some of the most unforgettable questions. Templeton always tries to bring hope and joy through his visits, but he often finds it is the children who change his life and the lives of those who assist him on these extraordinary journeys. For readers who enjoyed the bestselling Tuesdays With Morrie and Everything I Need To Know, I Learned from a Children’s Book, Bruce Templeton’s memoir will fill them with enough inspiration and joy to last an entire year.


“‘The Man in the Red Suit’ is a beautiful and gracious book that honors children. Because, you see, it might look as though Santa is the one giving all the gifts — when all that gift-giving is actually Santa’s gesture of thanks for the privilege of knowing them.”

Darrell Squires, The Western Star

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