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Left Bank Books Foundation presents Chasten Buttigieg- I Have Something to Tell You – for young adults

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May 27, 2023, 2:00 pm5:00 pm

3224 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States

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Left Bank Books Foundation presents teacher, advocate, and husband of former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg Chasten Buttigieg, who will discuss the young adult adaptation of his moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir I Have Something to Tell You — For Young Adults: A Memoir at the .ZACK Performing Arts Space on May 27th at 2pm! Buttigieg will be in conversation with TBA. Please purchase a ticket to attend the event in person (through MetroTix) or virtually. Order additional copies of I Have Something to Tell You–For Young Adults: A Memoir from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores! Buttigieg will sign additional copies for sale from Left Bank Books. Books will be pre-signed for this event. If you are unable to make it in person, you can have books shipped to you. Chasten Glezman Buttigieg grew up in Traverse City, Michigan. He is a teacher, advocate, and husband of former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Chasten currently lives with Pete; their two children, Gus and Penelope; and their two rescue dogs, Buddy and Truman, in Northern Michigan. I Have Something to Tell You–For Young Adults is his second book. The young adult adaptation of the moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of a former Democratic presidential candidate about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town. Growing up, Chasten Glezman Buttigieg didn’t always fit in. He felt different from his father and brothers, who loved to hunt and go camping, and out of place in the rural, conservative small town where he lived. Back then, blending in was more important than feeling seen. So, when Chasten realized he was gay, he kept that part of himself hidden away for a long, painful time. With incredible bravery, and the support of his loved ones, Chasten eventually came out–and when he did, he learned that being true to himself was the most rewarding journey of all. Finding acceptance and self-love can seem like a tremendous challenge, but it’s never impossible. With honesty, courage, and warmth, Chasten relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his identity, while inspiring young people across the country to do the same. Review Quotes: “What a gift it is to walk alongside Chasten Buttigieg on his journey from small-town theater kid to political trailblazer. Buttigieg’s story is heartfelt, specific, and entirely his own–but it’s also a pitch-perfect snapshot of our rapidly shifting cultural landscape. It’s a perfect juxtaposition of ordinary and extraordinary, told with humor, compassion, and unshakable hope.” –Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda “Chasten speaks to his readers as a trusted friend, reminding anyone who feels ‘different’ that they are not alone, and that learning to love and embrace what makes us different may be the greatest gift we can give ourselves.” –Dustin Lance Black, filmmaker and LGBTQ+ activist “As I was reading this book, I couldn’t help but think, ‘I wish I had had THIS when I was growing up!’ Chasten reminds us that we are not alone, and that while choosing to live authentically can bring challenges, self-doubt and ‘hater-ade’ from outside forces, it can also bring out the joy in life, pride in ourselves, and the love the world so badly needs more of.This book is a joyous and authentic gift to generations of young people. I wish I could have had this when I was growing up!” –Ariana DeBose, Academy Award-winning actress, dancer, and singer

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