"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.
His college years were somewhat stressful , when with no clear goals --or perhaps too many--he seemed to be in a whirlwind for a couple of years. He finally settled on teaching where his artistic leanings & drama courses helped enormously. A very successful teacher and a profession that he loved. Then Mayor Pete came into his life via a telephone connection. Once they moved in to Pete's house, there was not much time before Pete's bid for head of the Democrats in the 2020 Presidential run, and the gruelling campaign. For personal details -- get a copy. It's a calming interval in the midst of all the crazy political stuff going on a the moment.
HE CERTAINLY HAS SOMEHING TO TELL US. ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY: THEY NOW HAVE TWO BABIES -- A GIRL & A BOY. Best of luck to the family.