Praise

  • “Jim Hormel’s spirited story is a refreshing reminder of the power of the individual in America. This book documents that a person driven by the courage of his or her convictions can still push the world to become a fairer, more equal place.”Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • “Future generations will look at this book and experience their history told honestly and courageously.”Moisés Kaufman, Writer (with members of Tectonic Theater Project) of The Laramie Project
  • “Jim fought the right-wing smear machine and won. May his story inspire all those laboring against the hate and fear that pollutes our public discourse today. Jim reminds us that it’s worth the fight.”David Brock, Founder, Media Matters for America
  • Jim speaking at the United Nations

    Jim speaks at the United Nations

    “Rich, engrossing, and deeply affecting, Fit To Serve is an intimate account of James Hormel’s landmark journey from the deep confusion of a privileged but closeted life to the bold and unswerving activism through which he also found his best self. In the truest sense, this is a great American story.”Richard North Patterson, New York Times best-selling author

  • “Jim Hormel is that rarest of hyphenates: an activist-philanthropist. His generosity is legendary, but his greatest gift came not from his personal wealth but from his willingness to claim his own heart — proudly and with unforgettable dignity — in the face of public vilification. Well done, Mr. Ambassador.”Armistead Maupin, Author of Tales of the City