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Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future | Pete Buttigieg
A mayors inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal. Once described by the Washington Post as the most interesting mayor youve never heard of, Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nations most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by Newsweek as a dying city, because the industrial Midwest beckoned as a challenge to the McKinsey-trained Harvard graduate. Whether meeting with city residents on middle-school basketball courts, reclaiming abandoned houses, confronting gun violence, or attracting high-tech industry, Buttigieg has transformed South Bend into a shining model of urban reinvention. While Washington reels with scandal, Shortest Way Home interweaves two once-unthinkable success stories: that of an Afghanistan veteran who came out and found love and acceptance, all while in office, and that of a Rust Belt city so thoroughly transformed that it shatters the way we view Americas so-called flyover country.
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MelissaSue81
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I haven‘t updated my #readthecandidates list in awhile, and I apologize! But I realized I successfully read books by all the candidates who qualified for tonight‘s debate (plus a couple who dropped out already). I‘m going to call it a success for now.

RaimeyGallant Wow! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good for you! I have Booker, Klobuchar, and Castro on my “next up” pile. They‘ve been there far too long! 1mo
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goodbyefrancie
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I've already listened to this on audio, which is so good, but I wanted a hardcover for my home library. Supporting #PeteButtigieg and my favorite indie bookstore at the same time is a double win!

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Howard_L
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The best, so far, of my #readthecandidates.

MelissaSue81 It was my favorite too. 1mo
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Peaceful_Reader
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Picked this one up at my local library after a bit of wait. I‘m very excited to find out more about this inspiring man. #politics #iowacaucus

Peaceful_Reader This was one of the best biographies I‘ve ever read. 1mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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So glad I got to "Meet Pete" in his own words and with his own voice narrating a nicely done #audiobook. I've tried to distance myself from politics, but it is high time I chose a favorite for 2020. He makes so much sense, it's scary. Hope he goes places!! #nonfiction

vivastory I know he doesn't stand a chance of getting the nomination, but I really wish he would. He's definitely one of my favorite candidates. 3mo
Chelsea.Poole @vivastory sadly, I agree. I don't know enough about most of the others yet, I'm really liking Pete. 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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Buttigieg and tomato sandwich for dinner. 🍅 🥪 #nonfiction #librarybook #readandeat

Readerann Yay, Pete! 3mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I don't usually read Politics. I prefer to escape reality. Needed Nonfiction for #goodreadssummerreadingchallenge - Stranger than Fiction. My usual complaint with Nonfiction is that it's boring. This was wonderful! Interesting & Upbeat. Pete & Chasten's Romance would make awesome RomCom. On the political side, I like Mayor Pete's Positive and Practical approach to government. That and I really want Chasten to be First Gentleman.

Crinoline_Laphroaig Normally this early on I wouldn't pay much attention to Election. Mayor Pete came to my attention after reading an article this: https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a26963386/chasten-buttigieg-twitter... 3mo
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LoverofLit
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I had the impression that since Mayor Pete was a millennial, military serving, openly gay person that he would have strong stances on some of the policies which make up a large part of our country today. And maybe be does, but I wouldn't know it from reading this book. While incredibly educated and eloquent, there was little policy or actions spoken of on what he would do to drive our country forward. I still admire him fully and am glad I read it

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I felt similarly, nice guy, nice book... but maybe he needs more experience so we can have more policies, ideas, passions, etc 🤷‍♀️ then again, maybe that was just me. 3mo
LoverofLit @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'm glad I'm not alone in my impression, though I do think he did a phenomenal job this week during the second round of the Democratic debates! 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LoverofLit Yes, he‘s very well spoken, and very smart, he‘s always impressed me there...it‘s one of the reasons I originally picked up his book. I‘m thinking he‘ll make someone a nice Secretary of State, and can charm all the allies we‘ve estranged, plus pick up some more broader experience along the way. 3mo
Howard_L I appreciated that the book was his story and not a policy statement. I can find that online and, out of necessity it evolves, or should. This was interesting and personal and gave us a glimpse of the man and his life behind political decisions. 2mo
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cookreadsleep
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I listened to this on audio because i like hearing the author of a memoir tell their own story. Unfortunately, this guy just isn‘t that interesting for some reason. Instead of putting out a book that made me get behind his candidacy, i feel like he revealed that there just isn‘t much there when compared with the women he‘s up against.

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sammisho
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For me, Mayor Pete is the most relatable, down to earth candidate. He has done great things for the city of Great Bend and seems to really, truly care about people.
I enjoyed this audio. I think he did a good job of talking about his personal life and focusing on the issues.
#readthecandidates

LoverofLit I just got this from the library! I'm finishing I Am Malala on Monday and then will be diving in. 3mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"Good policy, like good literature, takes personal lived experience as its starting point."

The first of 6 candidates' books that I plan to read this year. Most importantly this book showed me how Mayor Pete thinks, how he begins to tackle seemingly unsolvable problems, and how he keeps people at the center of all of his work. You can tell that Pete Buttigieg is in politics for the right reason -- to make the everyday lives of Americans better.

jchawkins He has been carrying himself well during this first stretch of campaigning. I hope it continues. 4mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @jchawkins I agree & hope so too. So far I'm liking him & Kamala Harris & Elizabeth Warren... going to get to their books next 🙂 4mo
jchawkins @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime awesome! Yeah KH really knocked it out of the park during the dem debate. And EW has always been a strong liberal, so it's nice seeing her finally get some major screen time. 4mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @jchawkins exactlyy how i feel 4mo
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TheBookDream
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I‘m sorry, this cover cracks me up. I want a presidential candidate that knows how to fix his cuffs!

Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
saresmoore It is an important life skill. 4mo
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I read this because this presidential candidate is a mayor in my state. His story is fascinating. He‘s a millennial, went to Harvard, is gay, is a veteran, his father is from Malta, and much more. Somehow none of those elements define him. Each one adds to the way he sees the world which gives him a diverse outlook. The writing was crisp and kept me interested throughout. I loved reading about a politician my own age who has accomplished so much.

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Sapphire

I found a book in Barcelona that I desperately want to read. Sakura by Matilde Assenci. It doesn't look like it's been published in English though she is popular in Spain. My Spanish is not good enough to work through it (for pleasure reading) and I am not as smart or dedicated as Mayor Pete who learned Norwegian juso read more of an author he liked. How do I track when this goes into translation to English and/or encourage the publisher to do so?

BarbaraTheBibliophage Maybe setting up a Google alert would do it. Otherwise, I‘m not sure. 5mo
DivineDiana Contact publisher, perhaps? 🤔 5mo
Sapphire Google alerts is a good idea. Never used it before, not sure why. Thanks! 5mo
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booklover76
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Well it's not every day that a presidential candidate mentions the two towns on either side of your town in his book. 🙂

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Chiperskee
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Baseball and books

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booklover76
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Really looking forward to this book! Mayor Pete has my vote already but I definitely want to learn more about him.

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goodbyefrancie
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Excellent story! Mayor Pete is a smart guy, and he tells his story in a great way - very down to earth, very intelligent, very analytical. Even if he weren't a presidential candidate, this is a book I would have read and enjoyed. He just seems like a good guy who would be great to visit with over lunch. I'll be watching him, for sure.

He also reads the audio.

#Overdrive

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goodbyefrancie
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Excited to start this one on my drive tonight.

#Overdrive

MelissaSue81 I thought his book was excellent. Really smart guy. 6mo
Samplergal I liked it. he‘s on my watch list. 6mo
goodbyefrancie @Samplergal I'm about halfway through, and It's really interesting! I'm definitely keeping my eye on him. 6mo
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bio_chem06
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Being from an economically depressed small town made me relate to this book so much. I'm listening to what this guy has to say, a little more everyday....

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Expandingbookshelf
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I was going to read every presidential candidates‘ memoir, but not even I have enough time to read all 673442 books 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Samplergal
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1. Shortest way home is almost finished. I am also reading The Fisherman. I just finished two yesterday and today. 2. Conversations with Friends. Recommended 3. I love turquoise and aquas. #weekendreads

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Samplergal
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1. Literary Fiction
2. John Boyne.
3. The Heart‘s Invisible Furies or Cutting for Stone
4. Graphic novels. Nope. Also religion.
5. Mayor Pete is great.

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 6mo
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bookishkris
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An eloquent, nuanced take on many many (so many) issues. I admit to skimming a little when he talked about mayoral issues, because while I know that politicians use books to talk issues, I like a little more personal stories in a biography. Especially after his talk at the Human Rights Campaign last week. I have my people that I like in this election, and Mayor Pete is a delightful surprise.

MallenNC I'm on the list for this at the library. I like what I've seen of him so far. 6mo
LauraJ Mayor Pete has a lot of promise. 6mo
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CocoReads
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And the crowd goes wild! Last one, I promise. Go Pete!

AmyG Yay!!! 6mo
krissylovesbooks75 My daughter has been singing his praises for a while now and I finally got the chance to hear him speak. I watched him on Ellen the other day and he brought tears to my eyes ❤❤ 6mo
CocoReads @krissylovesbooks75 he was fantastic on Ellen. 6mo
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CocoReads
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#classact greeting the overflow crowd out in the cold and rain BEFORE going in to make the announcement.

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CocoReads
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When you can‘t decide which channel to stream Mayor Pete‘s big announcement from, you open all the websites. Really, I‘m just hoping to see my dad—he‘s been there since 9 am as a volunteer. ❤️#PickPete

BarbaraTheBibliophage I ♥️ Mayor Pete! 6mo
CocoReads @BarbaraTheBibliophage he‘s pretty great! 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hope you get to see your dad on the livestream! 6mo
CocoReads I don‘t think I will but according to his last Facebook post he‘s with the team greeting the special guests. He‘s as excited as a kid at Christmas! 6mo
MelissaSue81 I‘m watching too! Tell us if your dad pops up on screen! 6mo
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bookishkris
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Starting this tonight. I‘m going to be reading a lot these next few weeks, I fell yesterday (tripped over the brick edging in our front yard) in the driveway and maybe broke my wrist. I follow up with an orthopedist on Wednesday, but until then (and for 6-8 weeks if it is broken) my right arm is in a splint and I can‘t knit. So, reading.

MaureenMc Yikes! Here‘s to quick healing! 6mo
Elizabeth2 Oh no! Hope your recovery goes smoothly! 6mo
8little_paws Oh no I hope you feel better soon 6mo
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MelissaSue81 Boo broken wrist but yay more reading! And I love Mayor Pete and his book so muchb 6mo
rabbitprincess Ouch! Hope you recover quickly. 6mo
kspenmoll Glad you can read! So sorry you brake your wrist. 6mo
Dragon Hope you heal quickly! 💐 6mo
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Samplergal
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My current reads. All so different, all so good. Anyone else liking these?

squirrelbrain I loved Fates and Furies! ❤️ 6mo
Redwritinghood What she 👆🏻said! 6mo
AmyG I really enjoyed Fates and Furies...the second half more than the first. 6mo
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Lindy @AmyG @Redwritinghood @squirrelbrain Another Fates and Furies fan here. Especially the second half. 🙋‍♀️ 6mo
Suet624 @AmyG @squirrelbrain @Redwritinghood @Lindy Fates and Furies!! 💕💕💕 6mo
EmilyM Loved Fates and Furies! 6mo
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Jas16
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I signed up for today‘s #readathon before realizing I would have to spend a chunk of the day at work. Luckily I was able to listen to this audiobook most of the time I was there. I picked this one up wanting to learn more about Buttigieg and I am glad I did. He seems to be just as smart and compelling a candidate as I had hoped.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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ReadingSusan
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Enjoying a delicious #readathon lunch of pad Thai! Yum yum. Reading Mayor Pete‘s book. Intrigued by him but not convinced he has the experience I want. I have to head to my photo session soon so won‘t be able to resume reading until later today.

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ReadingSusan
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Excited for #readathon tomorrow! Here is my TBR stack! I will also be updating at https://www.readingsusan.com/myreadingadventure-susan/2019/4/5/deweys-24-hour-re...

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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One of the things I noticed about Buttigieg is his understanding of “otherness.” He was a townie in a university town. At Harvard, he wasn‘t one of the rich kids. In the Navy, he was a politician. Plus, he‘s a married, gay man who goes to church regularly. There‘s something to be said for a Presidential candidate understanding what it feels like to be a true outsider.

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019 #readthecandidates

mcipher My coworker was just talking to me about this guy today! I haven‘t been following candidates, it‘s too early for me, but I like that we might finally regularly have some more diverse people on the ballot. 7mo
AlaMich Amen!! 🙌 7mo
Susannah Mayor Pete is my current Democratic presidential candidate (well, *presidential exploratory committee member*) crush right now. I am entirely enamored of his intelligence and straightforward talk. I was a little disappointed when he spoke negatively about HRC‘s campaign (the 20/20 hindsight made me feel like he was showing his age—or lack of it), but I realize that all new relationships have their bumps. 🥰 Looking forward to reading his book! (edited) 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Susannah I hope you love the book. He‘s so genuine. I also just listened to him on the Ezra Klein Show (podcast). So good! 7mo
Susannah Good to know about the Ezra Klein podcast. I‘ll look it up. Thanks for mentioning! 7mo
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CocoReads
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Full story on Mayor Pete‘s fb but it‘s things like this that make him so awesome. Long story short, this couple was on their way to the hospital to give birth, decided they really wanted to be married first, had all the paperwork and asked Mayor Pete if he would do the honors. ❤️❤️❤️

wanderinglynn Aw! ❤️ 7mo
MelissaSue81 Isn‘t he just the cutest thing? I probably shouldn‘t choose my candidates on level of adorable.. but.. it certainly doesn‘t hurt. 7mo
CocoReads @MelissaSue81 no, not the best way to choose but he‘s got the smarts down for sure. And plans. And well, you just can‘t help but love him. He‘s a decent human being. A class act all the way. As opposed to the 💩show that‘s in charge now anyway. 7mo
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Apinlibraryland
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I think I love him. ❤️❤️❤️

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JoyBlue
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It's refreshing to hear from a smart, creative, thoughtful politician. Can't wait to hear more from him.

Samplergal I can‘t wait to start it. I have end of the month goals first. And library books due soon....😳 7mo
SharonGoforth I have that book nerd coffee cup!☕️ 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I ♥️ Mayor Pete! 7mo
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JoyBlue @Samplergal So many books.... Hope you like this when you get to it! 7mo
JoyBlue @SharonGoforth Yay! Cheers! I have the T-shirt, too; but, the hem started unraveling the 2nd time I wore it and I don‘t have time to fix it. Grrr. 7mo
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Samplergal
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My daughter is meeting with her disability counselor twice weekly at the Parkland Florida Barnes and Noble. So much sadness there this week, as two of the victims of the mass shooting at Margery Stoneham Douglas have committed suicide this week.
Whilst there, I decided to purchase Mayor Pete‘s book, as I read the candidates. As much as I think he understands what needs to occur to stem gun violence, I do believe we may have fallen over.

Samplergal I fear our country is lost. #readthecandidates 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m feeling super down about this too today. There was another suicide today, this time a father of one of the Sandy Hook victims. I think it‘s hitting everyone hard as NZ acts so quickly while we do nothing and some still insist Sandy Hook was a hoax. We live in a surreal world right now. 7mo
Samplergal @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh no! I hadn‘t heard that. Yes, my daughter, a teacher, has accepted that she‘s likely dying from a gunshot. It‘s just sick. 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Samplergal I know, it‘s a totally upside down world, and no one even seems to care. And if you do, well then you are the crazy one snowflake.🙄 7mo
jpmcwisemorgan If I had kids, I‘d figure out how to homeschool them rather than subject them to school safety drills. Tornado drills, etc. ok. We can‘t stop those. Gun violence, not ok. We can find solutions that don‘t involve traumatizing students and teachers and/or putting police or armed guards in schools. 7mo
Susannah I hadn‘t heard about the Sandy Hook parent either. How horrible. I fear that suicide can be a bit contagious, and between seeing what other countries are doing to protect their citizens (NZ) and knowing that the US seems destined to take the most harmful path, I fear the hopelessness will spread. 7mo
tpixie Such sadness. Survivals guilt must be tough. Prayers to you and your and your community. We need better treatments for mental illnesses to get these violent offenders treated before they harm. So glad you're daughter is seeking counseling. 🙏🏻🤗♥️ 7mo
tammysue 💔 7mo
Samplergal @tpixie Thanks but she wasn‘t involved in the Parkland massacre. Her counseling is about job counseling. ❤️ 7mo
Jas16 Heartbreaking 7mo
tpixie @Samplergal thank goodness! And what a great calling. Hugs 7mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Found this one on Hoopla for #readthecandidates. Thanks for that, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ! I‘m about half way through and appreciating the experience Mayor Pete brings to his role in South Bend. 👊🏻

cariashley I love him and my husband (a politics junkie) was talking about him for months before he hit the mainstream consciousness. I feel like he‘s destined for big things! 7mo
catiewithac I love Pete!! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @cariashley I do to—good for your husband on calling the dark horse. I hope Pete goes far! 7mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @catiewithac I‘m more impressed than I expected. 7mo
BibliOphelia I didn‘t want to like him b/c of my fear of having a candidate with only mayoral experience, but he‘s quite intriguing and hard to discount! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BibliOphelia He makes a good case that executive experience like being a mayor is more applicable than ... say ... our current President‘s experience. 😝 7mo
BibliOphelia Well, sure.... 😜😜 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I don‘t know what the future holds for 2020, but he‘s one to watch going forward. For a candidate I had barely heard of before he appeared on The View and my radar, I liked him and his no-nonsense approach from the start.... I like him even more now. In a crowded field, he‘s one I‘ll be looking forward to hearing much more from in the debates, I think his will be a great voice added to the discussions of some very pressing problems we face.

melissajayne He‘s also the first presidential candidate that was born in the 80‘s. Kinda weird to think someone who was born in the 80‘s could be president. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @melissajayne I don‘t mind young, as long as they have some experience and a good head on their shoulders.... if there is one thing the last few years has taught me, age doesn‘t equal wisdom, or even common sense. 7mo
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MelissaSue81 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @melissajayne - he is less than a year younger than me, (and less than a year older than my husband), so I find him to be SO relatable! And yay for a Melissa Litsy Party!! 7mo
booksandsympathy I'm in my 40's and was born near the end of the 70's, so it doesn't seem weird at all to me. 7mo
TimSpalding I know him from nobody, but I'm floored that he speaks seven languages conversationally. They are: Arabic, Dari, French, Italian, Maltese, Norwegian and Spanish. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @booksandsympathy I‘m in my 40‘s and born in the early 70‘s, so for me it‘s about time the next generation gets involved, my generation or any one near mine. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MelissaSue81 I thought the same thing last night when I was tagging you and taking with melissajayne 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TimSpalding Yes! I‘m ready for the best and brightest to be running things again, not those that have the most money or are the best to have a beer with. 7mo
TimSpalding @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Well, it would be nice to climb a few rungs intellectually. That said, and again emphasizing I am no expert in Buttigieg, I'm skeptical of voting for someone whose qualifications don't go much past being the mayor of a 100,000-person city. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TimSpalding I agree there, I‘m thinking he would make someone a great Vice President. Although reading this I think the experience of running a city is at least more comparable to running a country, then say running a business....but again that‘s just me, and something I‘ve been trying to explain to my father for years, running a company where you can fire people or declare bankruptcy and sell off parts that aren‘t working is very different... 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TimSpalding ...then a city or country where you need all parts to move forward abs succeed together. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TimSpalding But as far as VP picks go, I‘m finding him a bit more substantive than O‘Rourke so far who is equally younger and not really super experienced either. (edited) 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa But hey, his book is next, so I might change my mind... 7mo
Blaire I‘ve been impressed by interviews with him so far. Nice to have lots of appealing choices. 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Not Make America Great Again, but instead make the future even better.

#ReadTheCandidates
#Nonfiction2019

melissajayne He sounds a lot like Obama. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @melissajayne I‘ve heard that said about Kamala Harris and Beto O‘Rourke already, but so far he reminds me most of Obama‘s voice....very smart, well read, introspective, and speaks a few languages (some that he learned because he wanted to read books in their original language). 7mo
melissajayne @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I remember reading Dreams of my Father in the Fall of 08 and the passages you posted have that air about them. 7mo
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“For those who remember if not mourn an epoch of lost greatness, it may be impossible to accept that there is no return. But for those of us who were raised only among its shards, and who grew up questioning if it was ever as great as advertised, embracing the permanence of change is the only thing that can liberate us to move forward.”
#ReadTheCandidates
#Nonfiction2019

Samplergal I‘m on the fence about ordering this one. What are your thoughts? My library(FL...) doesn‘t have it. I like this guy. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Samplergal I like him too, even more after finishing the book. Does your library by any chance work with Hoopla? The audiobook is on Hoopla if it does. 7mo
Samplergal @Riveted_Reader_Melissa no they don‘t. We have Libby. I have recommended it, but they don‘t buy what I usually recommend. 7mo
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melissajayne I was born 2 years before he was and I feel the same way (I was born in 1980; he was born in 82). 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Samplergal Darn! You know... it‘s a good memoir, it‘s one of the better pictures I‘ve seen of the Midwest in nonfiction....and I think he‘s a name we‘ll hear more of....if you have the money, I‘d say order it. (edited) 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Samplergal If not maybe your library can do an interlibrary loan? (edited) 7mo
MelissaSue81 I loved this passage. I agree with him on almost everything. 7mo
MelissaSue81 @Samplergal - I would say it‘s definitely worth a read. If I had bought it, I‘d definitely send it to you.. but I borrowed it from the library too. 7mo
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CSeydel Totally agree. My parents, like many of their generation, firmly believe any number of gay stereotypes to be completely accurate, presumably because the “normal” gays didn‘t dare out themselves in the 60s and 70s the way they can today. So they didn‘t know any. (edited) 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel I thought it was a very good passage....especially as he was coming out, while being mayor. 7mo
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Robothugs I like this quote! 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Robothugs I really did too! 7mo
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CocoReads
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They took one look at me at work and sent me home. Here‘s hoping my 2 hour nap, some chicken and rice soup and Mayor Pete‘s book help me start feeling better. I was supposed to go see him speak tonight but this flippin cold is kicking my butt.

DivineDiana Feel better. 🤞🏻 7mo
Smrloomis 😣 ugh, feel better soon! 7mo
FeministBookClub I‘m originally from South Bend. We‘re big fans of Mayor Pete. Feel better! 7mo
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CocoReads @FeministBookClub what a small world! He‘s a class act. I adore him to pieces. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m listening to this on audiobook now too! 7mo
CouronneDhiver 🤧 feel better 7mo
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Great way of looking at it!

#ReadTheCandidates
#Nonfiction2019

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Tonton

He inspires hope for the country!

sprainedbrain I love this guy! 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Next up for me... and yes, now I have reading pressure from Libby!!!

7 people waiting, guess #ReadtheCandidates is spreading @MelissaSue81

GingerAntics I‘m not sure I‘m a fan of the new design of that app when it comes to the part. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I think I‘m reading this one next. Just found his CNN Town Hall on YouTube because we missed it live. He‘s a dark horse in the rise after the Town Hall. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Right! He has me when I read, he reads and liked an author so much that when none of their other books were in translation yet, he decided to learn the language and read them in the original. 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage But yes, I agree...Dark House, but I‘m hoping he runs and gets on that debate stage, we need his voice and he‘d make an awesome VP! 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage it‘s on audio on Hoopla if you have access to that. 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I just read yesterday that he‘s raised enough money to be included in the debates—yay! 7mo
Samplergal At my library I was 36 on the list for one copy. I just bought it. #buyanothercopy 7mo
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This has been my favorite #readthecandidates book. Pete is so relatable to me. He‘s also adorably nerdy. Some of the chapters on his projects as Mayor were a bit dry, but the rest of it was all very engaging and interesting.

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