Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage

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About the Author

A husband, a father, a former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan, and Missouri's former Secretary of State, Jason Kander is the president of Let America Vote. The first millennial in the country to be elected to statewide office, he started Let America Vote to fight back against voter suppression across the country. The Democratic National Committee appointed Jason, who in June POLITICO called the hottest star in Democratic politics, to chair the Commission to Protect American Democracy from the Trump Administration. Jason's Crooked Media-backed podcast, Majority 54, debuted at No. 1. Jason is a graduate of American University and Georgetown Law School. He lives in Kansas City with his wife, Diana, an entrepreneur, and their four-year-old son True.


"This book pushed me to reflect on how I'm contributing and how I can be better. Jason has perfectly woven gripping stories into life-altering lessons. Amazing!"-- Symone Sanders, CNN political commentator
"[A] magic combination of authenticity, principle, and humor. Kander seems like the rare politician you might actually want to have a beer with; if you can't, this book is the next best thing."--Kirkus
"When we asked President Obama who he saw as the future of the Democratic Party, the first name out of his mouth was Jason Kander's. When you read this book, you'll understand why."-- Dan Pfeiffer, cohost of Pod Save America
"Jason Kander is in the vanguard of a new generation of public servants working tirelessly to realize the promise of our country for every American. OUTSIDE THE WIRE vividly captures his experience, energy, ideas, and vision for the future of our democracy."-- Senator Cory Booker
"In the military, in politics, and in life, Jason Kander has always lived 'outside the wire, ' and his new book challenges us all to do the same. Whether you're a longtime activist, or joining the work for social justice for the first time, OUTSIDE THE WIRE will inspire you to do more, and take joy in the many others who are, as well. The most important leadership in our country right now is coming not from Washington, DC, but from Americans everywhere who are moving our country forward. As Jason writes, these are the times to grab an oar."-- Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
"After reading this book, I conclude that Jason Kander is too funny and too smart to be in politics. His motives are suspect, and he should be removed from public service immediately."-- Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
"At a time when our boys and young men are in desperate need of healthy male role models in media and politics, Jason Kander has written the perfect book. His collection of stories shows that a man can be strong without being a bully, tough without being cruel, and a leader without sacrificing vulnerability, compassion, and empathy."-- Cleo Wade, bestselling author of Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
"The rising Democratic star that everyone is talking about has written the book that everyone will be talking about. Some sixty-three years after Profiles in Courage, Jason Kander, a post-9/11 veteran, shares his observations about the role of what he calls 'everyday courage' in the military, in our daily lives and, yes, in our politics. Written with equal parts humor and humility, Jason and his book are the antidote to the cynicism that pervades our discourse. It's the rare book that will leave readers across the ideological spectrum optimistic about the future of our country."-- Josh Earnest, former White House press secretary under President Barack Obama