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I Have Something to Tell You

Chasten Buttigieg

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Chasten Buttigieg recounts his youth, his marriage to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, and their historical 2020 presidential campaign.


I Have Something to Tell You

I Have Something to Tell You

by Chasten Buttigieg


Chasten Buttigieg had a front-row seat to his husband Pete’s historic 2020 campaign, as the first openly gay man to run for U.S. president on a major party ticket. The man who hoped to be First Gentleman of the United States, Chasten Buttigieg has shared his experience as a novice political spouse on the campaign trail.

Chasten Buttigieg holds a Masters of Education from DePaul University and taught middle school prior to his husband Pete’s 2020 presidential run. As a pivotal member of the Buttigieg campaign, Chasten served as a surrogate at several campaign events and was present for key decisions. In this memoir, the author provides a look at United States politics through the lens of a supportive outsider.

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Americans should be able to see themselves in the people tasked with representing them at the highest levels of government.

- Chasten Buttigieg

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