"No Box In Which To Think: A Backbencher's Tale" is part memoir, part clinical survey of politics, part indictment of our system. It seeks to demystify federal politics through my own rise -- and fall -- over a decade on Parliament Hill.
The manuscript is essentially written, but still needs at minimum a dispassionate edit to take to completion.
While it follows well-known works by my contemporaries and caucus colleagues Celina Caesar-Chavez, Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Bill Morneau, it is not written from the perspective of someone who has an axe to grind or an agenda to pursue.
My interest in returning to politics is small; my motivation to share the stories is the same as that which drove me to public office in the first place: principled public service. Somewhere between Boy and Going Solo and Tragedy in the Commons with an element of Teardown, it seeks to humanise politics.
Looking for literary agent or publisher to take project to completion.