Granholm Mulhern Writing

About A Governor's Story

The economic hurt that happened across America happened first, and most brutally, in our nation's manufacturing heartland: Michigan. Jennifer Granholm, the state’s first female governor, and Dan Mulhern share how one state struggled and pioneered ways out of a perfect economic storm—and offers proven advice for a nation desperate to create jobs. 

Filled with revealing stories about politics, economics, and the often-misunderstood connections between them, A Governor’s Story offers vital lessons not just for policy makers and business leaders but for anyone seeking insight into the challenges facing America today.


“[Gov. Granholm] faced extraordinary challenges with grace, intelligence, and tenacity. She embraced the challenge of rebuilding Michigan’s economy for the 21st century with new ideas, new jobs, and new businesses. A Governor’s Story is a remarkable narrative. Everyone who wants to revive the American economy and restore the American dream should read it.
— THE HONORABLE BILL CLINTON, 42ND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
... As you walk in Jennifer Granholm’s shoes through the pages of this gripping narrative, you understand more fully the resilience, optimism, and grit it takes to lead in challenging times. Every executive, every politician, every student of leadership, and every citizen needs to read this book. There is hope here. A Governor’s Story gets my vote for the best leadership book of the year.
— JIM KOUZES, COAUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE AND CREDIBILITY