Andrew Grove to Donate Profits of New Memoir to the IRC
In “Swimming Across,” as the memoir will be titled, Grove focuses on his dramatic formative years—his birth in Hungary in 1936, his battle with scarlet fever, his family’s survival of the Nazi and Russian occupations of Hungary and his flight to freedom in 1956.
“Telling the story of one’s early years is a touchy undertaking,” Grove said in a statement released by Time Warner. “I could only work myself up to it when a half a century separated me from the events in questions.”
Time Warner describes the book as beautifully written and dramatically moving — a testament to the strength of the human spirit and to Grove’s incredible power as a writer. Grove plans to donate all his book’s profits to the International Rescue Committee, which sponsored his immigration to the United States.