TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Simon & Schuster Canada is proud to announce the publication of New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh's memoir, Love & Courage: My Story of Family, Resilience, and Overcoming the Unexpected, publishing on April 23, 2019.
In this personal and heartfelt memoir, readers are invited to walk with Jagmeet through childhood to adulthood as he learns powerful, moving, and sometimes traumatic lessons about overcoming adversity and the impact of not belonging. This is not a political memoir. It's a story of family, love, and courage, and how strengthening the connection between us all is the way to build a better world.
Jagmeet Singh was elected leader of the federal NDP in 2017 and, more recently, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Burnaby South. At a campaign event in September 2017, a disruptive heckler hurled accusations his way. He responded by calmly calling for all Canadians to act with "love and courage" in the face of hate. His response drew widespread attention and praise.
"This book is the story of my family and my personal experiences growing up—sometimes difficult ones. I often felt alone, unworthy, ashamed. I hope this book helps some people feel less alone and know that they deserve love and happiness, no matter what they've gone through," says Jagmeet Singh.
Jagmeet Singh is the leader of the New Democratic Party and Member of Parliament for the riding of Burnaby South. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, he lived briefly with his grandparents in his family's native Panjab, India, as a child before moving with his parents to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and later to Windsor, Ontario. He studied law at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, Ontario, and practiced as a criminal defence lawyer in Brampton. He was elected to the Ontario legislature as an MPP in 2011 and became the Ontario NDP deputy leader in 2015. He was elected the leader of the federal NDP in 2017. Singh divides his time between Burnaby and Ottawa. Visit him at loveandcouragebook.com or on Twitter @theJagmeetSingh.
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