xxv, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
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"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's annotation.
Experience is good, but perspective is golden -- Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs -- Hustle and be humble -- Never lose your inner chinstrap -- Keep it real -- Politics can be completely absurd ; deal with it -- "You live your life with your friends [and family], not your accomplishments" -- Be willing to fail ... publicly -- Make your argument -- "Something's happening here" (in America).