Jason Kander Probably Penned Best Book Of Summer 2022 That Also Helps Veterans

The Kansas City fave isn't just raising awareness . . . Kander has been saying that his royalties will help to fund programs for veterans.

Accordingly, we follow the press coverage and share this anecdote that has been perfected . . .

“The very first time I ever showed up at the VA, I found myself in the suicide hold at the emergency room at the Kansas City VA. And this was at a time when I had decided not to run for president a few months earlier. I was running for mayor in Kansas City instead. And look, everybody in town kind of knew my face by design,” recalls Kander, noting that there was one person who didn’t recognize him.

At first, he was relieved, until he realized the intake person not only didn’t recognize him but didn’t believe he was actually trying to run for president.

“So I say, ‘I don’t know what to tell you, man. I sat for an hour and a half, just me and Obama in his office. And he seemed to think it was a pretty good idea,’” says Kander. “And so this guy kind of sits back, taps his notebook a couple of times, and then he asks me, how often would you say you hear voices?”

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Afghan war veteran Jason Kander discusses coping with post-traumatic stress

Afghan war veteran Jason Kander was once a rising star in the Democratic Party until post-traumatic stress changed the direction of his life, which he explores in his new memoir, "Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD." Kander, who is now president of national expansion with the Veterans Community Project, joins Geoff Bennett to discuss.

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s luck had it, Jason Kander's book tour in New York coincided with a family wedding. The star turn was his 95-year-old great-uncle, composer John Kander, who performed Married from Cabaret, the revered musical he wrote with lyricist Fred Ebb. "It was very cool," smiles Kander, a day after breakfasting with his famous relative.

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Jason Kander says if his new book "INVISIBLE STORM: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD" had existed when his service in the military ended, "I think I would have got help pretty soon after coming home from Afghanistan."

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