A smart and revealing political memoir from a rising star of the Democratic Party, Jason Kander.
Barack Obama has called Jason Kander the future of the Democratic Party. A former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan, Kander was the first millennial ever elected to statewide office. Today, he is the founder and president of Let America Vote, and a bold new voice in American politics.
In OUTSIDE THE WIRE, Jason Kander writes candidly about his life, from joining the military following 9/11, to launching his first political campaign, to becoming the next step in the evolution of the Democratic Party following the 2016 presidential election.
Kander's signature outspoken voice is on full display as he guides readers through his own journey from soldier to politician, detailing often with a dose of humor the lessons he's learned along the way. OUTSIDE THE WIRE is an inspiring and entertaining argument for a life of service, as well as a hopeful vision of America's future as seen through the eyes of one of its most dedicated citizens.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
A husband, a father, a former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan, and Missouri's former Secretary of State, Jason Kander is the president of Let America Vote. He is the first millennial in the country to have been elected to statewide office as Missouri's secretary of state, and currently chairs the Commission to Protect American Democracy from the Trump Administration. He graduated from American University and Georgetown Law School. He lives in Kansas City with his wife, Diana, an entrepreneur, and their four-year-old son, True.
Table of Contents
Lesson Number 1 Experience is good, but perspective is golden 1
Lesson Number 2 Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs 27
Lesson Number 3 Hustle and be humble 55
Lesson Number 4 Never lose your inner chinstrap 83
Lesson Number 5 Keep it real 111
Lesson Number 6 Politics can be completely absurd. Deal with it 141
Lesson Number 7 "You live your life with your friends [and family], not your accomplishments." 163
Lesson Number 8 Be willing to fail … publicly 183
Lesson Number 9 Make your argument 193
Lesson Number 10 "Something's happening here" (in America) 209
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Phenomenal book by a phenomenal leader. Jason captures his lessons on leadership and life. Great read and follow Jason on his podcast Majority 54.