Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage

Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage

A smart and revealing political memoir from a rising star of the Democratic Party. Barack Obama has called Jason Kander the future of the Democratic Party. A former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan, Kander was the first millennial ever elected to statewide office. Today, he is the founder and president of Let America Vote and a bold new voice in American politics. In O A smart and revealing political memoir from a rising star of the Democratic Party. Barack Obama has called Jas...

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Title:Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage
Author:Jason Kander
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1538747596
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage Reviews

  • Paula
    Sep 21, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

  • Blakely
    Sep 29, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

  • Leslie
    Sep 09, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

    Didn?t find any of these rules particularly insightful or applicable to my own life. Ex: Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs. Maybe it?s because I?m not into politics? Felt the author was patting himself on the back for his honest political stands most of the ...

    The dude sounds like a total square sometimes, but he's one of the good ones. I know now that he tried to cover up how much mental distress he brought back from Afghanistan, and reading that section with that knowledge was painful. Hoping he finds some relief, because I'm still a big b...

    While this is probably Jason Kander's "Dreams from my Father," i.e. the book he's writing to get better national name recognition in advance of a Presidential run, it's still excellent. Kander's lessons on life, through the lens of a guy who spent part of a year in Afghanistan, are exc...

    What a refreshing young man! This is a quick read from a self-professed "professional politician" who is delightful, courageous, humble, and very brave. Oh - and he also has a great sense of humor - what a breath of fresh air from a politician!!!! This guy gives me hope that there are ...

    3.5 stars. Obviously expect this to sound like a book from a politician who has an upcoming election and don?t use that against him (though he?s chose to run for Kansas City mayor, not the White House...yet). Self promotion is a necessary part of the job. Sometimes he sounds almost...

    A great book for those wishing to learn more about politics, or how to be a better person. Jason Kandar incorporates all of this in a light hearted manner that speaks to people on an individual level. As he so clearly demonstrates (and is the nature of the book), we must learn to under...

    This is such an inspiring book! Jason Kander is a wonderful example of how you can be true to your values and still succeed in today's political world. I would advise anyone who is dispirited by today's political climate to pick up a copy today. ...

    Fantastic book. Not only is it funny and thoughtful, but I found something to be inspired by in every chapter. Definitely recommend if you're frustrated with the current political climate and want to have a bit more hope for the future. ...

    I love Jason Kander and I hope he runs for President someday. I was sad to hear he pulled out of the KC Mayor?s race, but I know he needs to get the PTSD help, rest & spend time with his family and get to a healthy place before he can best serve America in political office. ? ...

    I really enjoyed this honest, no bullshit look at politics. Some of the stories were inspiring while others were amusing. He doesn?t pull any punches and I have to agree with President Obama, Jason Kander is the future of the Democratic party. ...

  • Helen Dunn
    Sep 16, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

  • Kat Coffin
    Aug 30, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

  • Cindy
    Aug 12, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

  • Sue
    Aug 29, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

    Didn?t find any of these rules particularly insightful or applicable to my own life. Ex: Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs. Maybe it?s because I?m not into politics? Felt the author was patting himself on the back for his honest political stands most of the ...

    The dude sounds like a total square sometimes, but he's one of the good ones. I know now that he tried to cover up how much mental distress he brought back from Afghanistan, and reading that section with that knowledge was painful. Hoping he finds some relief, because I'm still a big b...

    While this is probably Jason Kander's "Dreams from my Father," i.e. the book he's writing to get better national name recognition in advance of a Presidential run, it's still excellent. Kander's lessons on life, through the lens of a guy who spent part of a year in Afghanistan, are exc...

    What a refreshing young man! This is a quick read from a self-professed "professional politician" who is delightful, courageous, humble, and very brave. Oh - and he also has a great sense of humor - what a breath of fresh air from a politician!!!! This guy gives me hope that there are ...

  • Erik Rehnberg
    Aug 29, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

    Didn?t find any of these rules particularly insightful or applicable to my own life. Ex: Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs. Maybe it?s because I?m not into politics? Felt the author was patting himself on the back for his honest political stands most of the ...

    The dude sounds like a total square sometimes, but he's one of the good ones. I know now that he tried to cover up how much mental distress he brought back from Afghanistan, and reading that section with that knowledge was painful. Hoping he finds some relief, because I'm still a big b...

    While this is probably Jason Kander's "Dreams from my Father," i.e. the book he's writing to get better national name recognition in advance of a Presidential run, it's still excellent. Kander's lessons on life, through the lens of a guy who spent part of a year in Afghanistan, are exc...

  • Ann
    Aug 17, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

    Didn?t find any of these rules particularly insightful or applicable to my own life. Ex: Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs. Maybe it?s because I?m not into politics? Felt the author was patting himself on the back for his honest political stands most of the ...

    The dude sounds like a total square sometimes, but he's one of the good ones. I know now that he tried to cover up how much mental distress he brought back from Afghanistan, and reading that section with that knowledge was painful. Hoping he finds some relief, because I'm still a big b...

    While this is probably Jason Kander's "Dreams from my Father," i.e. the book he's writing to get better national name recognition in advance of a Presidential run, it's still excellent. Kander's lessons on life, through the lens of a guy who spent part of a year in Afghanistan, are exc...

    What a refreshing young man! This is a quick read from a self-professed "professional politician" who is delightful, courageous, humble, and very brave. Oh - and he also has a great sense of humor - what a breath of fresh air from a politician!!!! This guy gives me hope that there are ...

    3.5 stars. Obviously expect this to sound like a book from a politician who has an upcoming election and don?t use that against him (though he?s chose to run for Kansas City mayor, not the White House...yet). Self promotion is a necessary part of the job. Sometimes he sounds almost...

    A great book for those wishing to learn more about politics, or how to be a better person. Jason Kandar incorporates all of this in a light hearted manner that speaks to people on an individual level. As he so clearly demonstrates (and is the nature of the book), we must learn to under...

    This is such an inspiring book! Jason Kander is a wonderful example of how you can be true to your values and still succeed in today's political world. I would advise anyone who is dispirited by today's political climate to pick up a copy today. ...

  • Molly Wright
    Aug 20, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

    Didn?t find any of these rules particularly insightful or applicable to my own life. Ex: Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs. Maybe it?s because I?m not into politics? Felt the author was patting himself on the back for his honest political stands most of the ...

    The dude sounds like a total square sometimes, but he's one of the good ones. I know now that he tried to cover up how much mental distress he brought back from Afghanistan, and reading that section with that knowledge was painful. Hoping he finds some relief, because I'm still a big b...

    While this is probably Jason Kander's "Dreams from my Father," i.e. the book he's writing to get better national name recognition in advance of a Presidential run, it's still excellent. Kander's lessons on life, through the lens of a guy who spent part of a year in Afghanistan, are exc...

    What a refreshing young man! This is a quick read from a self-professed "professional politician" who is delightful, courageous, humble, and very brave. Oh - and he also has a great sense of humor - what a breath of fresh air from a politician!!!! This guy gives me hope that there are ...

    3.5 stars. Obviously expect this to sound like a book from a politician who has an upcoming election and don?t use that against him (though he?s chose to run for Kansas City mayor, not the White House...yet). Self promotion is a necessary part of the job. Sometimes he sounds almost...

    A great book for those wishing to learn more about politics, or how to be a better person. Jason Kandar incorporates all of this in a light hearted manner that speaks to people on an individual level. As he so clearly demonstrates (and is the nature of the book), we must learn to under...

    This is such an inspiring book! Jason Kander is a wonderful example of how you can be true to your values and still succeed in today's political world. I would advise anyone who is dispirited by today's political climate to pick up a copy today. ...

    Fantastic book. Not only is it funny and thoughtful, but I found something to be inspired by in every chapter. Definitely recommend if you're frustrated with the current political climate and want to have a bit more hope for the future. ...

  • Liz
    Nov 05, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

    Didn?t find any of these rules particularly insightful or applicable to my own life. Ex: Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs. Maybe it?s because I?m not into politics? Felt the author was patting himself on the back for his honest political stands most of the ...

    The dude sounds like a total square sometimes, but he's one of the good ones. I know now that he tried to cover up how much mental distress he brought back from Afghanistan, and reading that section with that knowledge was painful. Hoping he finds some relief, because I'm still a big b...

    While this is probably Jason Kander's "Dreams from my Father," i.e. the book he's writing to get better national name recognition in advance of a Presidential run, it's still excellent. Kander's lessons on life, through the lens of a guy who spent part of a year in Afghanistan, are exc...

    What a refreshing young man! This is a quick read from a self-professed "professional politician" who is delightful, courageous, humble, and very brave. Oh - and he also has a great sense of humor - what a breath of fresh air from a politician!!!! This guy gives me hope that there are ...

    3.5 stars. Obviously expect this to sound like a book from a politician who has an upcoming election and don?t use that against him (though he?s chose to run for Kansas City mayor, not the White House...yet). Self promotion is a necessary part of the job. Sometimes he sounds almost...

    A great book for those wishing to learn more about politics, or how to be a better person. Jason Kandar incorporates all of this in a light hearted manner that speaks to people on an individual level. As he so clearly demonstrates (and is the nature of the book), we must learn to under...

    This is such an inspiring book! Jason Kander is a wonderful example of how you can be true to your values and still succeed in today's political world. I would advise anyone who is dispirited by today's political climate to pick up a copy today. ...

    Fantastic book. Not only is it funny and thoughtful, but I found something to be inspired by in every chapter. Definitely recommend if you're frustrated with the current political climate and want to have a bit more hope for the future. ...

    I love Jason Kander and I hope he runs for President someday. I was sad to hear he pulled out of the KC Mayor?s race, but I know he needs to get the PTSD help, rest & spend time with his family and get to a healthy place before he can best serve America in political office. ? ...

  • Susan
    Oct 10, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

  • Laurie
    Aug 23, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

  • Dayla Penn
    Aug 28, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

  • Jamie
    Sep 19, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

  • Kate
    Sep 05, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

  • Laura Mcgee
    Sep 04, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

  • Tony Yushinsky
    Jul 25, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

  • Ryan Kenfield
    Sep 29, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

  • Jonah Wolff
    Aug 25, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

  • Sheba Family
    Aug 23, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

    Didn?t find any of these rules particularly insightful or applicable to my own life. Ex: Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs. Maybe it?s because I?m not into politics? Felt the author was patting himself on the back for his honest political stands most of the ...

    The dude sounds like a total square sometimes, but he's one of the good ones. I know now that he tried to cover up how much mental distress he brought back from Afghanistan, and reading that section with that knowledge was painful. Hoping he finds some relief, because I'm still a big b...

    While this is probably Jason Kander's "Dreams from my Father," i.e. the book he's writing to get better national name recognition in advance of a Presidential run, it's still excellent. Kander's lessons on life, through the lens of a guy who spent part of a year in Afghanistan, are exc...

    What a refreshing young man! This is a quick read from a self-professed "professional politician" who is delightful, courageous, humble, and very brave. Oh - and he also has a great sense of humor - what a breath of fresh air from a politician!!!! This guy gives me hope that there are ...

    3.5 stars. Obviously expect this to sound like a book from a politician who has an upcoming election and don?t use that against him (though he?s chose to run for Kansas City mayor, not the White House...yet). Self promotion is a necessary part of the job. Sometimes he sounds almost...

  • Lindi
    Oct 14, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

  • Sammie Bennett
    Aug 27, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

  • Kari Chesney
    Nov 13, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

  • Jon Zuckerman
    Oct 19, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

    Didn?t find any of these rules particularly insightful or applicable to my own life. Ex: Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs. Maybe it?s because I?m not into politics? Felt the author was patting himself on the back for his honest political stands most of the ...

    The dude sounds like a total square sometimes, but he's one of the good ones. I know now that he tried to cover up how much mental distress he brought back from Afghanistan, and reading that section with that knowledge was painful. Hoping he finds some relief, because I'm still a big b...

  • Amanda W
    Sep 03, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

    Didn?t find any of these rules particularly insightful or applicable to my own life. Ex: Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs. Maybe it?s because I?m not into politics? Felt the author was patting himself on the back for his honest political stands most of the ...

  • Alexander Candello
    Aug 10, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

  • Mary Jane
    Sep 19, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

  • Miles Keane
    Oct 01, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...

    Jason Kander Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage If you've listened to Majority 54, then you know what you're getting here. I read Outside the Wire in two days, and it could have easily been one. It is so well written, I heard Jason narrating as I read....

    I took this out of the library but I think I'm going to buy the kindle. I read this book at one sitting - I read fast and it wasn't dense - so I'm probably going to have to go back and re-read parts. I was ambivalent about this book from the beginning because the author organizes this ...

    Jason Kander offers insights from his military and political career to encourage community action and "grabbing an oar." Kander's podcast, Majority 54 is a great platform that offers conversations on the defining topics of our modern politics, and this book channels that same even tone...

    I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this book. I've listened to several episodes of Jason's "Majority 54" podcast and I like it quite a bit. I still probably wouldn't have purchased the book except that he was donating money from each sale to Mom's Demand Action and ...

    I'm not usually interested in books by politicians, but as a liberal living in Missouri I've followed Jason Kander's career for the last several years and thought this might be worth my time. I was not disappointed. The stories from his military training, deployment, and years in Misso...

    The idealism that has defined my political philosophy came pretty close to dying on Nov. 8: 2016. The bitter disappointment of Trump?s election could and should have made me a cynic. It?s young leaders like Jason Kander that began restoring that belief that better days were comi...

    The author provides us with ten lessons on courage illustrated with stories from his life. These are great stories told from his time as a soldier in Afghanistan to his time as a politician to his present career working on making sure everyone votes. He speaks his mind, even when runni...

    An interesting journey through Jason Kander's life and story thus far. He does a good job of mixing life lessons with the real experiences that led him to believe in the inspiration he's providing. The book is real and thoughtful and while a bit wrapped in ego, does a nice job of putti...

    Jason Kander's communication style is very natural, which is unfortunately not that common in politicians. I really enjoyed reading his stories and how he was able to tie them together in a central theme for each lesson/chapter. This is a great book for anybody interested in being more...

    The book was readable and clear. I read political books because I write about elections and for that purpose, I try and get a feel for the candidates, I want them to spring from the page. This person comes through as refreshingly honest and soft-spoken. I wish there was more elaboratio...

    Kander gives an inspiring, and, even better yet, honest pep talk to anyone thinking about stepping into the political realm. His real-life stories of success, failure, and struggle seek to bring the reader closer to understanding their own personal goals and what is stopping them from ...

    Jason's honesty, intelligence, and transparency is exactly what is missing in today's government. This was such a lovely, quick read. I'm a fan of his voice (Majority 54 fan here!) so I got this on Audible and finished in 2 days. I recently read the news about Kander's struggle with...

    A Brilliant, Immensely Funny, Extremely Serious Book I keep saying the same thing over and over: ?If half of the politicians were like Jason Kander, we?d be living in a far better society?. That statement is still true. Now, having gulped ?Outside the Wire? in just a few s...

    Jason Kander is the politician we all wished could represent us. His honesty, integrity, and ethic makes him a standout politician! His words throughout these lessons can guide anyone through their life - political goals or not. This book is the Citizen Kane of political memoirs. You s...

    Full of wisdom, anecdotes, and current events. Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons I've Learned in Everyday Courage is one of my favorite books this year. Jason Kander's honesty and self deprecation are entertaining and educational! This isn't a political book, it's more of a life book. Read...

    An incredible book from a sensational politician. I've admired Jason Kander's integrity and leadership since 2016 and his semi-memoir is a wonderful example of it. He is refreshingly humble about his service in Afghanistan and he laces his writing with humorous footnotes and commentary...

    Didn?t find any of these rules particularly insightful or applicable to my own life. Ex: Politics is a profession practiced entirely by amateurs. Maybe it?s because I?m not into politics? Felt the author was patting himself on the back for his honest political stands most of the ...

    The dude sounds like a total square sometimes, but he's one of the good ones. I know now that he tried to cover up how much mental distress he brought back from Afghanistan, and reading that section with that knowledge was painful. Hoping he finds some relief, because I'm still a big b...

    While this is probably Jason Kander's "Dreams from my Father," i.e. the book he's writing to get better national name recognition in advance of a Presidential run, it's still excellent. Kander's lessons on life, through the lens of a guy who spent part of a year in Afghanistan, are exc...

    What a refreshing young man! This is a quick read from a self-professed "professional politician" who is delightful, courageous, humble, and very brave. Oh - and he also has a great sense of humor - what a breath of fresh air from a politician!!!! This guy gives me hope that there are ...

    3.5 stars. Obviously expect this to sound like a book from a politician who has an upcoming election and don?t use that against him (though he?s chose to run for Kansas City mayor, not the White House...yet). Self promotion is a necessary part of the job. Sometimes he sounds almost...

    A great book for those wishing to learn more about politics, or how to be a better person. Jason Kandar incorporates all of this in a light hearted manner that speaks to people on an individual level. As he so clearly demonstrates (and is the nature of the book), we must learn to under...

  • Everydayreader1
    Aug 11, 2018

    If, like me, you find yourself in the lucky position of getting to spend your working days in a position to make the world better, you need to read this book. It is a clear-headed inventory of the basic values of integrity, humility, and compassion that drive us to make change. I expec...

    He?s just a delight this man! I think this is a very hopeful book about politics and very worth reading! ...

    Simple life lessons from Jason Kander?s political life. He seems like a totally sensible, nice guy who is doing all the right things. I hope he continues to have success and that we see him rise to the national stage. Let America Vote! ...

    You may have heard of this dynamic person--the first millennial ever elected to statewide office and founder and president of Let America Vote. He is a progressive Democrat who speaks honestly about his vision for America--an America for everyone. Part memoir and part pep talk, this b...