Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg audiobook

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

By Pete Buttigieg
Read by Pete Buttigieg

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A mayor's 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 you've never heard of," Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's 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 America's so-called flyover country.

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Summary

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New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Public Policy

A 2020 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration by the Author or Authors

New York Times audio bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A mayor's 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 you've never heard of," Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's 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 America's so-called flyover country.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Personal, beguiling, and quite moving.” New York Times
“The best American political autobiography since Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father.” Guardian (London)
“Buttigieg writes intelligently in a way that nearly any listener will understand. He is soft-spoken, yet it’s clear what’s important to him. Sections about his family and personal life are heartfelt and warm. He also delivers bits of humor that spice up the narrative…This work offers a refreshing breath of centrist air. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“First and foremost a great, engaging read, this is also an inspiring story of a millennial making a difference.” Booklist [starred review]

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Author Bio: Pete Buttigieg

Author Bio: Pete Buttigieg

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 9.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English