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Former state Rep. Bob Patton, R-Johnson City, with his book, “Living Positive with Imperfection: A Memoir.”

Former state Rep. Bob Patton, R-Johnson City, shares his memories as a single parent, an educator and a politician in a self-published book.

In “Living Positive with Imperfection: A Memoir,” Patton, 89, offers intimate details of his life, beginning as a boy growing up in a rural area near Hohenwald in Lewis County to serving as a professor of public health at East Tennessee State University and later walking the halls of the state Capitol Building as a lawmaker in Nashville.

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Robert Houk has served as a journalist and photographer at the Press since 1987. He is a recipient of the Associated Press Managing Editors Malcom Law Award for investigative reporting.

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