True Gretch: What I've Learned about Life, Leadership, and Everything in Between

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Simon & Schuster
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5.76 X 8.61 X 0.84 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
Gretchen Whitmer is the governor of Michigan and a rising figure in US politics. Known for her bold and plainspoken style, Whitmer is a national voice on the rights of women, voters, and the LGBTQ+ community. She rose to national prominence for her leadership in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, when her efforts to save lives in the state earned her the nickname "That Woman from Michigan" from the former president. Later that year, a domestic terrorist cell began planning to kidnap and kill her, a plot that was foiled by the FBI and state police. Whitmer is a lifelong Michigander who first ran for office at age twenty-nine, has served in both state houses, and has never lost an election. She is the proud mother of two daughters, a huge Detroit Lions fan, and the subject of the song "Big Gretch" by rapper GMac Cash.
"True Gretch is filled with wonderful stories detailing an important public servant's commitment to doing what is right for the people. This book is both a roadmap for how to get things done and a source of inspiration for engaged citizens in our democracy. It is also funny, bringing much-needed joy to the reader during a time of great solemnity."--Hakeem Jeffries, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
"As someone who has been long committed to non-blurbing, this wonderful and, yes, exquisitely wacky how-to-be-a-shark-MF guide by That Woman from Michigan is a must read for badass ladies everywhere and anyone who aspires to be one. I laughed, I cried and now, god help me, I am a happy Half-Whit. (Also, sorry Big Gretch, but my UMich son requires it: Go Blue!)"--Kara Swisher, New York Times best-selling author of Burn Book
"Getting to know Gretchen through this book was exhilarating. She uses humor as her superpower to tackle challenges that would knock out most. I am just amazed and inspired by her wit and grace. G, you really are a Wonder Woman!"--Lynda Carter, actor and singer-songwriter
"Whether it's confronting the patriarchy, domestic terrorist threats, or the perils of orthodontia, Governor Whitmer does so with grace, candor and a big dose of humor. . . Vulnerable with a side of gallows humor, True Gretch reads like you've got a seat at the table with the Governor and you just agreed to buy another round of Oberon."--Jordan Klepper, The Daily Show