Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

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Price
$27.95  $25.71
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.4 X 9.3 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781631494369

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About the Author

Born in Indiana in 1982, Pete Buttigieg is the US secretary of transportation and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. A Rhodes Scholar and Navy veteran, Buttigieg was educated at Harvard University and the University of Oxford. He and his husband live in South Bend.

Reviews

[Buttigieg] has an extraordinary story and great insights into the politics of our country.--David Axelrod
Pete Buttigieg has given more to his community and country before his 40th birthday than most of us do over the course of our lives. At every crossroads, he has turned towards service and leveraged his energy and intellect to help his neighbors and fellow citizens. In this book, you will not only learn about what brings Pete home, but what drives him towards his vision of a better, kinder nation.--Joe Kennedy III
In this uplifting coming-of-age memoir from the American heartland, Pete Buttigieg, successful mayor of revitalized South Bend, Indiana, writes that the shortest distance between opportunity and success, 'like good literature, takes personal lived experience as its starting point'--a promising axiom for a prospective national figure.--David Levering Lewis
Readers will find telling insights into the events that shaped Buttigieg's biggest decisions and share a typical day in the mayor's office; relive Buttigieg's tour of duty in Afghanistan (while he was still acting mayor); and understand his angst over being a young, gay public figure trying to get a date (spoiler alert: there's a happy ending!). First and foremost a great, engaging read, this is also an inspiring story of a millennial making a difference.--Kathleen McBroom, Booklist [starred review]
Personal, beguiling and quite moving as he talks about coming out and getting married... The story is told with brisk engagement -- it is difficult not to like him...When Obama wrote his memoir, the idea that the nation would soon put an African-American in the White House seemed beyond the realm of the possible. After reading this memoir written 25 years later, the notion that Buttigieg might be the nation's first openly gay president doesn't feel quite as far-fetched.--Adam Nagourney, New York Times