By Justin Trudeau
This is a memoir-type of book about Justin Trudeau. He is just every bit as interesting and inspiring as his Dad was. I just loved this book because it showed me that we have another winner arising in Canadian Politics.
Justin Trudeau spent most of his life in the public eye. From the moment he was born, he had an iconic father and a very impressive mother who raised him to be his best. Justin has had a lot of highs and lows in this life so far. however, few people really know Justin’s side of his journey. This book discloses this. It is honest and poignant, and it is a book that readers will be mesmerized by.
In this book, Justin reveals how certain events in his life have influenced him and formed the ideals that drive him. He explores the difficulties of his parents’ marriage and the effect it had on a small boy and the close relationship he developed with his father who had some pretty exacting standards.
Justin also explores his political coming of age during the years of the Quebec Referendum and Charlottetown Accord. He reflects on his time as a teacher which was interrupted by the devastating losses of his father and brother. He also speaks about a beautiful connection he developed with Sophie Gregoire who was known as the Trudeau’s.
Through all of these events, Trudeau found his own voice as a young man and a political figure. We also hear what led Justin to turn towards politics and to run for office.
Justin believes that we are a country made stronger by our diversity. Our greatest potential lies in finding our shared purpose or common ground.
I love this book from beginning to end. It is a book that I will have on my shelf for many years to come.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth