Advance Praise

“A powerful and moving memoir, The Campaign Within is a testament that all individuals have within themselves a reservoir of power and strength to face life’s toughest challenges and critics. Highly recommended.”
 
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“Neil Giuliano, true renaissance man, has written one of the most extraordinary books on being a Mayor of an American City.  Giuliano leaves no stone unturned in leaving a written message to future generations.  He has dedicated his life to public service and performs another with the honesty and openness in this book.  Treat yourself to a memorable, exiting and important read.”
 
David Mixner, best-selling author of Stranger Among Friends
 

 
"A shockingly honest memoir; I was riveted by Neil's transformation from secretive politician to proud advocate."
 
Marc Cherry, Creator and Executive Producer, Desperate Housewives
 

 
"First he was straight, then he was gay. First he was a Republican, then he was a Democrat. So, if you're straight, gay, Republican or Democrat, you will love this book."
 
David Spade, Comedian & Actor
 

 
"Neil Giuliano takes his reader by the hand and by the heart in The Campaign Within, a gritty exploration of the American Dream– deeply entrenched in self-doubt, aspiration and faith. Neil does the difficult work; tackling mistakes with sincere regret and with deep compassion for those who caused him harm. His skillful and on-point storytelling allows one to relax and trust in his journey – and to ultimately throw two fists in the air in triumphant celebration as he reveals how he confronted and won The Campaign Within.  This is a beautifully told story, from the pen of a modern day hero.”
 
Chely Wright, Country Music Artist and author of Like Me
 

 
The Campaign Within is a fascinating inside look at one man’s personal journey as a leader.  Going behind the scenes of the Mayor’s office and his personal life, Neil Giuliano takes us along as he steps forward to reconcile the two.  We see the negative side of politics and the bigotry that still exists, but ultimately we are left with a high appreciation for his demonstrated courage and strength of character.”
 
Grant Woods, Arizona Attorney General, 1991-1999
 

 
"Neil's peak behind the curtain of public service is as open and honest as his life. Sharing his historical journey with us is a gift, one that should be required reading--if such still exists- for all civics and LGBT studies courses."
 
Chuck Wolfe, President/CEO, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute
 

 
“Neil Giuliano’s The Campaign Within is a searing story of coming of age and coming out, but -- even more than that -- it is an inspirational testament to the power of service to causes greater than oneself.  It is a memoir that will not simply let you see the world through someone else’s eyes, but change the way in which you look at it yourself."
 
Andrei Cherny, author The Candy Bombers and president of the Democracy Journal
 

 
“Neil Giuliano has crafted a story about conscience, integrity, and the importance of living one's truth. His journey has taken him to the heights of political power and through the minefields of the entertainment industry. With unsparing honesty and unexpected humor, he lays down a blueprint for living life in the public eye without sacrificing self-respect or authenticity.”
 
William Mann, best-selling author of Kate: The Woman who was Hepburn and Where the Boys Are
 

 
"I cannot recommend The Campaign Within in stronger terms. The former mayor takes us on an important, revelatory journey that scorches with truth. We cry and we laugh; but, mostly, we find genuine hope and comfort in this remarkable man's ultimate peace. After finishing this beautiful book, I can't wait to see what happens next."
 
Richard Pérez-Feria, former Editor in Chief, People en Español
 

 
“Neil Giuliano's remarkable ability to be both personally confident and dispassionate in describing his journey, and becoming a highly successful and respected mayor along the way, speaks to the uncertainties and possibilities of all of us.  The Campaign Within reflects a profound level of self-awareness which for that reason makes it especially relevant story for anyone serving in or preparing to run for public office.”
 
Don Borut, Executive Director, National League of Cities
 

 
“It's a challenge and blessing to be a pioneer, and Neil plumbs aspects of this unenviable role in his engaging and highly readable memoir. I’ve known Neil as a colleague, but knew few details of his full story. The Campaign Within is enthralling and left me grateful to know him as a friend and fellow activist.”
 
Kate Kendell, Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
 

 
“Neil Giuliano is an American gay rights hero. His personal story, beautifully told in his new memoir, is an often dramatic tale about the darkness and fear of the closet and the light and freedom of coming out -- to family, friends, voters and most of all to yourself. It is a story about politics, media, gay rights, and most of all about integrity. The Campaign Within is a landslide winner.”
 
Richard Socarides, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor, The White House, Administration of President Bill Clinton