Jason Kander - Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD - with Don Calloway — at Conn Ave

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Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 7:00pm

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In 2017, President Obama, in his final Oval Office interview, was asked who gave him hope for the future of the country, and Jason Kander was the first name he mentioned. Suddenly, Jason was a national figure. As observers assumed he was preparing a run for the presidency, Jason announced a bid for mayor of Kansas City instead and was headed for a landslide victory. But after eleven years battling PTSD from his service in Afghanistan, Jason was seized by depression and suicidal thoughts. He dropped out of the mayor’s race and out of public life. And finally, he sought help.

In this brutally honest second memoir, following his New York Times best-selling debut Outside the Wire, Jason Kander has written the book he himself needed in the most painful moments of his PTSD. In candid, in-the-moment detail, we see him struggle with undiagnosed illness during a presidential bid; witness his family buoy him through challenging treatment; and, giving hope to so many of us, see him heal.

Jason Kander is a former army captain who served in Afghanistan. He was elected to the Missouri state legislature in 2008 and as Missouri secretary of state in 2012, making him the first millennial ever elected to statewide office. In 2016, while Donald Trump was winning Missouri by nineteen points, Jason nearly unseated a Republican US Senator. In 2017, he founded Let America Vote, a national campaign against voter suppression. His memoir, Outside the Wire, became a New York Times bestseller the following year. Jason is the president of the Veterans Community Project, a national nonprofit organization, and the host of Majority 54, one of the nation’s most popular political podcasts. He lives in Kansas City with his wife Diana, their son True, and their daughter Bella.

Kander will be joined in conversation with, Don Calloway, CEOand founder of Pine Street Strategies, where he leads the firm’s general congressional advocacy, and political campaignpractices. Don founded Pine Street in 2016, and guides the firm’s overall strategic direction while advising corporate, non-profit andpoliticalclients on congressional,regulatory, and politicalclimates.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD By Jason Kander Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780358658962
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Published: Mariner Books - July 5th, 2022