It seems almost contradictory to describe the narration of an autobiography as exuding a sense of humility—but that is the best description of this work by the youngish mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg writes intelligently in a way that nearly any listener will understand. He is soft-spoken, yet it’s clear what’s important to him. Sections about his family and personal life are heartfelt and warm. He also delivers bits of humor that spice up the narrative. While the audiobook is aimed at introducing the author to a national audience, the lessons he has learned as he seeks to rebuild a midsize Rust Belt city transcend politics. In an era when rants from the fringes of the political spectrum dominate the news, this work offers a refreshing breath of centrist air. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2020 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2019]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781684419319 $37.39 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781684419326 $20.99
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