With Patience and Fortitude: A Memoir

With Patience and Fortitude: A Memoir

by Christine Quinn
     
 

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Christine Quinn, candidate for mayor of New York City, is the first female and first openly LGBT Speaker of the New York City Council. In her memoir, With Patience and Fortitude, she shares the inspiring story of her life, her career, and the city she loves.

Speaker Quinn talks about growing up in a middle-class, Irish family and describes the people

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Christine Quinn, candidate for mayor of New York City, is the first female and first openly LGBT Speaker of the New York City Council. In her memoir, With Patience and Fortitude, she shares the inspiring story of her life, her career, and the city she loves.

Speaker Quinn talks about growing up in a middle-class, Irish family and describes the people and events that have shaped who she is and the beliefs she has dedicated her life to fight for. After her mother died when Christine was 16 years old, she began carving her own path, setting her sights on work that would make a difference in the world. Yet she would ultimately have to face coming of age in a world where both women and gay people had no choice but to fight for their dreams.

Over time, she met those challenges both personal and professional with patience and with fortitude. Christine Quinn’s memoir includes original black-and-white photos from her personal archive.

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Library Journal
Quinn grew up in a middle-class, Irish, suburban New York family and proudly serves as the first female and first openly gay speaker of the New York City Council. Her memoir ranges from coming-of-age experiences like facing her mother's death from breast cancer to highlights of her career. Good for tristate-area readers and all those addicted to politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062232489
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Christine C. Quinn is the Speaker of the New York City Council. She was raised in Glen Cove, Long Island. In 2012, Christine married her longtime partner, Kim Catullo, an attorney. They live in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood with their dogs, Justin and Sadie.

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