Join us for a live, interactive conversation with Chasten Buttigieg as he discusses his new book, I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir.
Throughout the past year, teacher Chasten has emerged on the national stage, having left his classroom in South Bend, Indiana, to travel cross-country in support of his husband, former mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Pete’s groundbreaking presidential campaign. Through Chasten’s joyful, witty social media posts, the public gained a behind-the-scenes look at his life with Pete on the trail—moments that might have ranged from the mundane to the surprising, but that were always heartfelt.
Chasten has overcome a multitude of obstacles to get here. In this moving, uplifting memoir, he recounts his journey to finding acceptance as a gay man. He recalls his upbringing in rural Michigan, where he knew he was different, where indeed he felt different from his father and brothers. He recounts his coming out and how he’s healed from revealing his secret to his family, friends, community, and the world. And he tells the story of meeting his boyfriend, whom he would marry and who would eventually become a major Democratic leader. With unflinching honesty, unflappable courage, and great warmth, Chasten Buttigieg relays his experience of growing up in America and embracing his true self, while inspiring others to do the same.
Buttigieg will be interviewed by Fay Jacobs and CAMP Rehoboth THRIVE youth member, Edward Alban. Fay Jacobs is a native New Yorker, who has had a 35-year career in journalism, public relations & theater. As an author, Fay has five published books of humorous and activist essays. She lives in Rehoboth Beach Delaware with her wife Bonnie and their Miniature Schnauzer Windsor. THRIVE youth member, Edward Alban is a 17 year old high schooler who enjoys making art, reading and watching cartoons. He is currently enrolled at Sussex Central High School and hopes to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art.
This event is co-sponsored with Lewes Public Library and Browesabout Books.
We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book at Browesabout Books, 302-226-2665. Call-in orders are accepted or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.
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For more information about this event or any of our other programs, please contact: Salvatore Seeley at Salvatore@camprehoboth.