With patience and fortitude : a memoir

by Quinn, Christine, 1966-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction F128.57.Q56 A3 2013x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  F128.57.Q56 A3 2013x
 
 
Summary

Christine Quinn, candidate for mayor of New York City, is the first female and first openly LGBT Speaker of the New York City Council. In her memoir, With Patience and Fortitude, she shares the inspiring story of her life, her career, and the city she loves.

Speaker Quinn talks about growing up in a middle-class, Irish family and describes the people and events that have shaped who she is and the beliefs she has dedicated her life to fight for. After her mother died when Christine was 16 years old, she began carving her own path, setting her sights on work that would make a difference in the world. Yet she would ultimately have to face coming of age in a world where both women and gay people had no choice but to fight for their dreams.

Over time, she met those challenges both personal and professional with patience and with fortitude. Christine Quinn's memoir includes original black-and-white photos from her personal archive.

Additional Information
Subjects Quinn, Christine, -- 1966-
New York (N.Y.). -- City Council -- Biography.
Women politicians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Gay politicians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Lesbians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Publisher New York :William Morrow,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780062232465
0062232460
Other Classic View