It’s a memoir about his rise and fall in politics. He recalls how he should have laughed when the “men in black” approached him in Boston to come back to Canada and run as leader of The Liberal Party.
“I hadn’t lived in the country for more than thirty years, I’d been a fellow at King’s College, Cambridge, a freelance writer in Britain and now a professor at Harvard,” he said. “The idea was preposterous. Who did I think I was?”
Indeed, he did lose the race, having not been in the country for that amount of time was a major strike against him. After failing, his friend told, “Well at least you’ll get a good book out of it.” Indeed, he did.
For me, personally, it’s really inspiring to see someone realize that failure is all a part of success.
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” I didn’t get there but you will.” Fire and Ashes out today, and good luck to aspiring politicians everywhere. http://t.co/hRDGmgyLet
— Michael Ignatieff (@M_Ignatieff) September 24, 2013
Michael Ignatieff’s memoir, “Fire and Ashes” compares politics to sports except the former has no rules. http://t.co/BXmKHG7nbq
— Linda Pickard (@LindaPickard) September 22, 2013
After reading Michael Ignatieff's book "Fire and Ashes", I no longer wonder why he did so poorly, but am amazed he did as well as he did.
— Gerry Nicholls (@GerryNic) November 29, 2013
Michael Ignatieff's book reads like an exorcism. But he is uniquely placed to talk political reality and theory. A tale of wisdom hard-won.
— John Ivison (@IvisonJ) September 27, 2013