Governor Nikki Haley's memoir, Can't Is Not an Option: My American Story is out and there is a piece on her and her book over at USA Today.
The book tells the story of Haley's family's move to Bamberg and their struggle to find a home, to fit in as an Indian family in a racially and economically divided southern town, their eventual acceptance there and her birth there. Additionally it tells of her rise in the South Carolina political world.
Haley will be in Charleston on Monday, April 9, at Blue Bicycle Books at 6 p.m. for a book singing, but you'll need to buy a book from the store in advance.
More on the book via USA Today:
"They pulled my parents aside and said they had a white queen and they had a black queen and they didn't want to upset either side by putting us in that category," she recalls, not the first time nor the last that their Indian heritage made it hard for her family to fit in this small town. "My mom said, 'Can she at least do her talent?' "
So she sang (irony alert) "This land is your land, this land is my land. …"
Haley's book will hopefully be a bit of good press amongst all the recent bad she has been getting as of late. Is her new book a launching point for a national political career or just the first salvo in a 2014 reelection campaign?
Head on over to USA Today to read their write-up about Haley and her book, also you can pick up Can't Is Not an Option: My American Story over at Amazon.com and over on Apple's iBook store, or of course support your local book shop and buy it from Blue Bicycle and go to the signing.