I Have Something to Tell You

I Have Something to Tell You

A Memoir

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"A moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town, his relationship with Pete, and his hope for America's future. Throughout the past year, teacher Chasten Glezman Buttigieg has emerged on the national stage, having left his classroom in South Bend, Indiana, to travel cross-country in support of his husband, former mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Pete's groundbreaking presidential campaign. Through Chasten's joyful, witty social media posts, the public gained a behind-the-scenes look at his life with Pete on the trail--moments that might have ranged from the mundane to the surprising, but that were always heartfelt. Chasten has overcome a multitude of obstacles to get here. In this moving, uplifting memoir, he recounts his journey to finding acceptance as a gay man. He recalls his upbringing in rural Michigan, where he knew he was different, where indeed he felt different from his father and brothers. He recounts his coming out and how he's healed from revealing his secret to his family, friends, community, and the world. And he tells the story of meeting his boyfriend, whom he would marry and who would eventually become a major Democratic leader. With unflinching honesty, unflappable courage, and great warmth, Chasten Buttigieg relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his true self, while inspiring others to do the same."--provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781982138127
1982138122
Characteristics: xiii, 241 pages ; 24 cm

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fldamato
Sep 16, 2020

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brangwinn
Sep 04, 2020

Sometimes celebrity books turn out to be duds, but that’s not so with Chasten Buttigieg’s memoir. I, too, was a 4-H kid and as I read this, I wondered how many of the kids I knew had the same struggles. Its clear that his early struggles and his success at graduating from college helped him face what was going to happen to him on a national political campaign. Its easy to read. He tells his story with humor and reveals much about the life he has experienced as the spouse of Pete Buttigeig.

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