The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, is here with his instructive account of city life, governance, and community, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future (Liveright/W.W. Norton). “In this uplifting coming-of-age memoir from the American heartland, Pete Buttigieg, successful mayor of revitalized South Bend, Indiana, writes that the shortest distance between opportunity and success, ‘like good literature, takes personal lived experience as its starting point’—a promising axiom for a prospective national figure.” — David Levering Lewis.
“Combining candor and compassion with a brilliant understanding of how government can be more effective, Shortest Way Home demonstrates that Pete Buttigieg is not only a key political figure in his generation, but also an appealing and even funny writer. Far from a conventional politician's book, his work is an important entry in the American political tradition for the twenty-first century.” — Walter Isaacson.
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