Political Spouses

I think by this point everyone who is interested in the topic at all has probably picked up Becoming. This is Michelle Obama’s bestselling book about her life before, during, and after her husband’s presidency. I thought it was a good book but it isn’t my favorite in this genre.

This first book I read in this genre was …and His Lovely Wife, the story of the relationship between Connie Schultz and Sherrod Brown. Sherrod is now my Senator. He and Connie met as adults with established careers. She was a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist. She suddenly went from writing about politics to being in the middle of it.

She is very funny. She’s a great on Twitter and has no qualms about poking fun of her husband. I saw them a few months ago at a book event for a book of his where she did the interviewing. They are a great couple.

I didn’t really know anything about Chasten Buttigieg until I saw that this audiobook was available at the end of October.

This book was a delight. It is the honest story of how a normal, non-political guy marries a mayor and then gets swept up in a campaign for President of the United States.

(He even references Connie Schultz’s book as a guide for him to know how to handle himself on the campaign trail.)

I wrote this before the election. I couldn’t bring myself to add this book until the results came in. I started reading it myself on that day.

This is the story of how Jill Biden met her husband and became a part of his tight-knit family.