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

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

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

  • Author: Pete Buttigieg
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing
  • ISBN: 1631494376
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "The best American political autobiography since Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father." —Charles Kaiser, The Guardian 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-seven-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has now emerged as one of the nation’s most visionary politicians. With soaring prose that celebrates a resurgent American Midwest, Shortest Way Home narrates the heroic transformation of a “dying city” (Newsweek) into nothing less than a shining model of urban reinvention. Interweaving two narratives—that of a young man coming of age and a town regaining its economic vitality—Buttigieg recounts growing up in a Rust Belt city, amid decayed factory buildings and the steady soundtrack of rumbling freight trains passing through on their long journey to Chicagoland. Inspired by John F. Kennedy’s legacy, Buttigieg first left northern Indiana for red-bricked Harvard and then studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, before joining McKinsey, where he trained as a consultant—becoming, of all things, an expert in grocery pricing. Then, Buttigieg defied the expectations that came with his pedigree, choosing to return home to Indiana and responding to the ultimate challenge of how to revive a once-great industrial city and help steer its future in the twenty-first century. Elected at twenty-nine as the nation’s youngest mayor, Pete Buttigieg immediately recognized that “great cities, and even great nations, are built through attention to the everyday.” As Shortest Way Home recalls, the challenges were daunting—whether confronting gun violence, renaming a street in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., or attracting tech companies to a city that had appealed more to junk bond scavengers than serious investors. None of this is underscored more than Buttigieg’s audacious campaign to reclaim 1,000 houses, many of them abandoned, in 1,000 days and then, even as a sitting mayor, deploying to serve in Afghanistan as a Navy officer. Yet the most personal challenge still awaited Buttigieg, who came out in a South Bend Tribune editorial, just before being reelected with 78 percent of the vote, and then finding Chasten Glezman, a middle-school teacher, who would become his partner for life. While Washington reels with scandal, Shortest Way Home, with its graceful, often humorous, language, challenges our perception of the typical American politician. In chronicling two once-unthinkable stories—that of an Afghanistan veteran who came out and found love and acceptance, all while in office, and that of a revitalized Rust Belt city no longer regarded as “flyover country”—Buttigieg provides a new vision for America’s shortest way home.

The Shortest Way Home

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The Shortest Way Home

The Shortest Way Home

A Novel

  • Author: Miriam Parker
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1524741876
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Named a Best Book of 2018 by Real Simple and Redbook "Delightful... effervescent, heady and intoxicating." -Elin Hilderbrand How far would you got to find the place you belong? Hannah is finally about to have everything she ever wanted. With a high-paying job, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend about to propose, all she and Ethan have to do is make it through the last couple of weeks of grad school. But when, on a romantic weekend trip to Sonoma, Hannah is spontaneously offered a marketing job at a family-run winery and doesn't immediately refuse, the couple's meticulously planned forever threatens to come crashing down. And then Hannah impulsively does the unthinkable - she takes a leap of faith. Abandoning your dream job and life shouldn't feel this good. But this new reality certainly seems like a dream come true--a picturesque cottage overlooking a vineyard; new friends with their own inspiring plans; and William, the handsome son of the winery owners who captures Hannah's heart only to leave for the very city she let go. Soon, the mission to rescue the failing winery becomes a mission to rescue Hannah from the life she thought she wanted. Crackling with humor and heart, The Shortest Way Home is the journey of one woman shedding expectations in order to claim her own happy ending.

The Shortest Way Home

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The Shortest Way Home

The Shortest Way Home

A Novel

  • Author: Juliette Fay
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101603666
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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A NOVEL FULL OF HUMOR AND HOPE FOR FINDING YOURSELF WHERE YOU LEAST EXPECTED Sean has spent twenty years in Third World war zones and natural disaster areas, fully embracing what he’d always felt was his life’s mission. But when burnout sets in, Sean is reluctantly drawn home to Belham, Massachusetts, the setting of Fay’s much-loved Shelter Me. There, he discovers that his steely aunt, overly dramatic sister, and quirky nephew are having a little natural disaster of their own. When he reconnects with a woman from his past, Sean has to wonder if the bonds of love and loyalty might just rewrite his destiny. Completely relatable, The Shortest Way Home is another perfect serving of a slice of life from the irresistible Fay. Winner of the Library Journal Award for Best Women's Fiction

The Shortest Way Home

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The Shortest Way Home

The Shortest Way Home

A Contemplative Path to God

  • Author: Wesley Lachman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780979141607
  • Category: Christian life
  • Page: 136
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Summary & Analysis of Shortest Way Home

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Summary & Analysis of Shortest Way Home

Summary & Analysis of Shortest Way Home

One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future - A Guide to the Book by Pete Buttigieg

  • Author: Zip Reads
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781079661224
  • Category:
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https: //amzn.to/2S41wBM In Shortest Way Home, Democratic presidential ticket candidate and South Bend mayor, Pete Buttigieg puts his training in literature to good use, telling the rousing story of his city's transformation, which provides the background to his own growth through education, consulting, military deployment, and love. Click "Buy Now with 1-Click" to own your copy today! What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original book Key takeaways from each chapter Personal stories from Buttigieg's life Detail on how exactly he turned things around for South Bend Pete's path to coming out and finding love Editorial Review Background on Pete Buttigieg About the Original Book: South Bend, Indiana, once counted among the top ten dying cities of USA, has played witness to a miraculous revival since 2011. Shortest Way Home, written by the mayor leading this incredible urban renewal, chronicles the many challenges, both public and personal, faced by him in the process. These interwoven stories of a conservative Midwest community's acceptance of a young, gay, Democratic mayor and a written-off city's transformation into a hub of investment and innovation work as a salve in our times of cynicism and hopelessness. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Shortest Way Home ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https: //amzn.to/2S41wBM to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

The Shortest Way Home

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The Shortest Way Home

The Shortest Way Home

  • Author: Elaine Reidy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781418427122
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 380
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The Mended Rose is a biographical account that answers the questions: How did Rose (1) survive six years of being raped almost nightly; (2) overcome that trauma to become the loving, vibrant, and productive person that she is now; (3) triumph over tragedy to become a beloved wife, mother, and friend? Also, how did her husband look beyond her past so that the two of them could have a healthy relationship? It is possible to overcome even the most severe adversity and not only endure, but have victory in every area of life.

Summary of Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future: Conversation Starters

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Summary of Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future: Conversation Starters

Summary of Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future: Conversation Starters

  • Author: London Sky Press
  • Publisher: Blurb
  • ISBN: 9780368496240
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 76
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Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future by Pete Buttigieg: Conversation Starters A memoir and a manual for policymakers, this book is Mayor Pete Buttigieg's story of his successful efforts to revive a failing Midwest city. He provides insights on how to manage an American city and how this can be applied to the whole country, sharing how he goes about a typical day in a mayor's office. The author tells a beguiling story about his coming out, fully engaging readers in the account of his courtship and marriage. Written with compassion, exhibiting candor and humor, it shows how the whole of America could be renewed. He explains the shortest way to success starts with an experience that is personally lived. As a prospective national leader, he shows a promising example. Shortest Way Home is a New York Times Bestseller. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. (c) Copyright 2019 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

The Hand Book of Illustrated Proverbs

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The Hand Book of Illustrated Proverbs

The Hand Book of Illustrated Proverbs

Comprising Also a Selection of Approved Proverbs of Various Nations and Languages, Ancient and Modern ...

  • Author: John Warner Barber
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christian life
  • Page: 252
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Diary of Thoughts

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Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts

Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book

  • Author: Summary Express
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781081736156
  • Category:
  • Page: 102
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Diary of Thoughts: Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.