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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 36-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.

©2019 Pete Buttigieg (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Such an intelligent man !

I listen to the complete book in one day...just couldn't push pause ! So interesting.

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A great listen from a great leader

I really enjoyed hearing Pete's story in his own voice and words. Including some of his faults made him more of a real person.

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Relistening to this soon.

Made me question my own life choices- in a good way. Thank you, Pete, for sharing your story.

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  • DZ
  • 2019-07-18

A true leader is never afraid of showing his/her/their vulnerabilities and I’ve heard humane stories of one

Thou of course another election memoir it surely has demonstrated the life stories and genuine values of Mayor Pete as a somewhat nerdy and younger elected official who’s practical and quick-to-action enough to do good to the public. Great stories with great details yet I found the most fascinating chapter being the dating one lol.

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Very enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book. It was thoughtful and entertaining. Very easy to listen to.

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Inspiring!

I usually don't like autobiographies because I end up no longer liking the author. Most I find sound full of themselves, and turn me off. But not with this book! Pete Buttigieg is so humble and self-deprecating, and spends very little time on his incredible accomplishments (Harvard, Oxford, his ability to speak many languages, etc.), and instead devotes more time to the campaigns he lost. I also found that a guy with his credentials and accomplishments could so easily talk down to people, but he absolutely doesn't! This book was a real pleasure to listen to, and I hope with every fiber that Americans don't pass up an opportunity to elect such an intelligent, tactful, classy #46! If you don't, on behalf of Canadians, we want Pete!

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one of the best biographies I've ever experienced

I could not stop listening. I felt like we had so much in common, minus the mayor and Military portion of Our Lives. really insightful and a look into the private life other man that should be the next president.

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enjoyed

this book is a nice warm bath of a read. often the book has wonderful personal incites. there was a cringe worthy chapter which recounted the advancements of phone and picture tech, which I briefly toyed with skipping, the remainder was much enjoyed. for myself, a service member with aspersions of political office, and gay, I welcomed the message and its messenger. worth a read slash listen too.

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  • E
  • 2019-05-06

This book gives hope for the future

I enjoyed meeting Pete through this book and his narration. At 60+ years old, I did not expect to be impressed by him, but surprisingly I found his story and work to be important information as I ponder the upcoming 2020 presidential election. In the book, he came across as authentic and very different from other political hopefuls. I don't know if he can get to the presidency, but he did give me hope for a better future.

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  • Sonsart2
  • 2019-03-10

AWESOME! 5 Star book!!!

This book was way out of my usual reading zone, so I was skeptical when I got the sample. But after hearing the sample on Audible, I quickly bought it. Truthfully, it is a great book! Pete reminds me of a young JFK. I don't say that lightly. The easy way he has of communication in difficult situations and remarkable intelligence for someone so young is stunning! I mean his name, Pete Buttigieg, is one you are going to hear for many years to come in American stage of politics! I encourage you to sample this book and I am sure you will be intrigued to listen some more. It is easy to really delve into his world, and get to know this up and coming politician. 5 Star Book!

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  • dbbks3
  • 2019-03-17

Reveals a Person Wise & Experienced & Literate

I have been reading books and papers written by current candidates running for President. I am a lifelong Democrat be side I care deeply about the U.S. Constitution and the diversity that is America. I had candidates that interested me before seeing how many candidates there are runnjng. I like Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Julian Castro. I knew nothing about Pete Buttigieg except that he was Mayor of South Bend. When you say Indiana to me, I think of Pence and Notre Dame, neither being favorites of mine. I saw Buttigieg interviewed on CNN and other TV appearances such as Late Night with Steven Colbert. I was impressed. I wanted to know more about him. I saw he had authored a book about his life. It was on Audible and he was the narrator of his own story. Pete Buttigieg is experienced beyond his actual years. He speaks Arabic and other languages. He is veteran being serviced in the Middle East. He is a Rhodes Scholar. He has worked analyzing data for the private sector traveling all over the world. He is Mayor of a complicated city in midwest. He is a person who truly knows words and understands their weight. I am intrigued by Pete Buttigieg. I want everyone to read/listen to his book. Know about him before you decide. I know the majority of candidates will be on the sidelines within the year. I hope Pete Buttigieg is still a viable candidate as I feel he has an important voice in this election.

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  • Jean
  • 2019-06-16

Uplifting

I am attempting to read books by the various presidential candidates for the 2020 election. The list is long and Buttigieg is one of them. Buttigieg tells the story of his life to date. He appears to be a very smart young man. He graduated from Harvard and was a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford. He is a Navy veteran. He is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He studied government in school and he did a summer internship with Senator Teddy Kennedy. These two things do allow him some knowledge about the workings of government. I am sure that being gay in Indiana has not been easy. He speaks eight languages they are English, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Arabic and Dari. He learned Dari while in the Navy stationed in Afghanistan. It is a Persian dialect. He learned Maltese and Italian from his father who was born in Malta. He was encouraged to learn languages from his mother, Anne Montgomery, who is a linguist and a retired professor from Notre Dame University. The book is well written and I must say I was impressed with his background, education, language skills and government knowledge. To top it off he also plays piano and guitar. He states one of his goal is to attempt to reunite the country. That is badly needed, but I am not sure it is achievable. I was impressed that he stated the mistakes he has made as mayor and what he did or will do to correct the problems. I will continue my study of the candidates and do not have enough information about all of them to even begin to choose one. The book is nine hours and fifty-seven minutes. Pete Buttigieg narrated the book himself. It was great to listen to him speak.

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  • Jonathan
  • 2019-03-13

Important, Intelligent, and Personal

The Shortest Way Home restores hope in people, political leadership, and the future of our world. Any community, state, or nation of people would be fortunate to have the kind of thoughtful, reflective human represented in these pages, in positions of public service.

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  • aimeed22
  • 2019-06-07

Smart, Thoughtful, and Most Interestingly Normal

5/5 Stars “Good policy, like good literature, takes personal lived experience as its starting point. At its best, the practice of politics is about taking steps that support people in daily life—or tearing down obstacles that get in their way. Much of the confusion and complication of ideological battles might be washed away if we held our focus on the lives that will be made better, or worse, by political decisions, rather than on the theoretical elegance of the policies or the character of the politicians themselves.” ~ Pete Buttigieg This book was actually hard to give a rating if I’m honest. It was excellent, but not in the way I usually expect excellence from a book. It wasn’t fast paced and action packed. It wasn’t moving or emotional. But it was smart, extremely smart, and it was thoughtful. It made me think… a lot. It made me lift my head and pause my audiobook and go, “Hm.” It made me slow my regular jaunt on the elliptical and stare out the window at my office gym in silent contemplation. And for that, I give it five stars. I caveat my five star rating with that introduction, though, because even for memoir, this book was different. Memoir, in my experience at least, usually involves some kind of riveting subject matter: fanatical religions; conversion therapy; abusive parents; famous figures; hilarious anecdotes; and cooky adventures, things of that nature. SHORTEST WAY HOME features exactly none of that. Yet, it still held me. It held me in a way Michelle Obama’s book Becoming held me. It held me because it was smart and thoughtful and… normal. It held me because Mayor Pete has good, sound ideas, and because he is refreshingly honest. He is human in a way that is endearing, as anyone who has seen him do an interview probably already knows. His memoir is quiet and contemplative, yet not without passion. In fact, it has a surprising amount of passion for a surprising array of subjects. Interestingly enough, this book had me excitedly texting my father (an environmental engineer) about its extensive discussion of how South Bend, Indiana, used the minds at nearby Notre Dame to help develop a new sewer system which saved not only the environment, but also money. But it’s this fact––that the book makes the ordinary seem extraordinary––that made it deserve all the stars. In addition to that, Mayor Pete himself is startlingly impressive, though I bet he is too humble to claim such an adjective. Yet, there is no other that fits him quite right. He is only 37 years old (six years older than me, but who’s counting?) and he’s already accomplished so much. He went to Harvard, then was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He worked for a big consulting firm, worked on various campaigns (including for John Kerry and President Obama), then before he was even thirty, was elected mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He was also an intelligence officer in the Navy Reserves, serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan (while he was mayor, people). Oh, and he wrote and published this book I’m talking about. P.s. he’s also running for President of the United States as the country’s first openly gay candidate. Like… what? This man, I’m telling you. Anyway, like I said, you might not be glued to your seat, eyes wide as your fingers tremble to turn the next page, but Shortest Way Home is a must read for any policy nerd who loves America and wants to be challenged into rethinking some of our most deeply held beliefs. Oh, and I listened on Audible and Mayor Pete narrated it himself and for a first timer, he did a great job!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-03-13

The Future We Can Elect Today

Powerful. A message the country needs to hear. Listening to his journey so far makes me even more excited to see where his campaign takes him. Kudos to Chasten for letting the rest of the country take a peek into an inspiring message about the strength of community, love and commitment.

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  • Be True-Be Real
  • 2019-02-21

Fast wonderful story read by the author

Pete is so open and genuine. You won’t regret listening to his story and that of his hometown of South Bend IN. Now a NYT best seller!! Enjoy!! Thanks-Pete!!!

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  • Amy Olson Miller
  • 2019-03-07

such an amazing story! very articulate story.

such an amazing and articulate story. Pete is earnest and hopeful for progressive idealists everywhere.

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  • Norm M
  • 2019-03-13

This Book is a Bright Light in the present days of darkness

Mayor Pete's story is inspiring and marks the start of the next generations rise in political leadership.

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