Living my best life today while working a Barnes and Noble fundraiser for work.
Honest, humorous and straightforward memoir. Could relate to many things but particularly the challenge not to feel inferior when everyone else in the room has an Ivy League education and your alma mater is a state school. No matter how kind the people are and how liberal their politics, there‘s often a whiff of classism. Even as a spouse Chasten could bring an important voice and lived experience to politics at a national level.
I am finishing my last book of 2020 with this sweet girl on my lap. Sophie looks pissed here, but she‘s just mid purr (and probably mildly disgruntled that I stopped petting to type this post). Later today, I intend to avoid cleaning/course prep to reflect on my reading log (only 68 books this year 😭) and try and identify a top 10.
My boys did well! (With a little help from Owen‘s stepmom 😍.) Anthony also got me some bubble bath and a bathtub board with a place to prop up my books in the bath! I‘m all set for holiday reading :). Happy holidays, littens!
Let's talk about husbands. Mine surprised me with this amazing pastry at work on a stressful day. Mayor Pete's husband wrote a book about his early life, meeting Pete, and being on the campaign trail for the Democratic nomination for president. I love Pete and I think he would have been an excellent and stabilizing force for America, which he still can be/already is in other roles. Chasten is down to earth and inspiring in this memoir.
If I'm reading Nonfiction it's usually via Audible. Especially Memoirs. If I'm interested enough in person's life to read their book usually I like their voice. Who better to tell story than the person who lived it? First heard Chasten Buttigieg's name in article about how cheery he was on Twitter. You get that postive attitude here. Something the world needs. Midwestern Charm that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to while I worked in my garden.
Chasten was definitely the least wooden spouse on the 2020 campaign trail, and in this book, he continues to show his empathy, humor, and authenticity. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about his midwestern roots, his love story with Pete, and the grueling, yet inspirational campaign trail. #audiobook 4.5⭐️🎧
Remember my #readthecandidates challenge. The best part of it was that I found Pete Buttigieg. I was all in #teampete right up til the End. So when I saw this book coming out I knew I needed to read it ASAP. It did not disappoint. Chasten is SO real! He is honest and hilarious, but his life has NOT been easy. This book made me feel like I know him. So good, and it made me cry a few times too!