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Former ISU marketing director Levine publishes book about grandparenting

October 19, 2020

Former Idaho State University director of marketing and communications Mark Levine has published the book “Only Great Dads Get Promoted to Grandpa: A Grandfather’s Story,” which  details “the heart-wrenching account of stretching the bounds of uncharted neonatal medicine, heartbreak, compassion, love, prayer, strength and the battle for life.”

The book includes the story of the Maggie Grace, the world’s 23rd smallest female micro-preemie to survive and her sister, Katie, who was born weighing in at 1 pound, 5 ounces and given no better than a 50/50 chance of surviving. Katie beat the odds as well.

All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit:  Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (Florida); Shriners Hospital For Children (Tampa Bay); The Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute (Boston); and St. Jude Hospital (Memphis). The book sells for $12.99 and is available on Amazon.

Critics have said the book “is a heart-warming, sad and inspiring reflection of real life. Grandfather Levine shares the stories of tragedy, overcoming the odds, strength through strong family love and commitment, and the hilarious life observations by his granddaughter Katie.”