Chasten Buttigieg is best known for being the husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Chasten grew up in Traverse City, where he found life as a gay teenager difficult. He’s written a memoir about his experiences, called “I Have Something to Tell You.” Chasten appeared at a virtual National Writers Series event and spoke with writer and acupuncturist Elon Cameron. In the second half of the program, Christopher Haugh and Jordan Blashek are friends. Chris is a Democrat, and Jordan is a Republican. When they became friends several years ago, this didn’t seem that strange. But these days, being friends with those you disagree with politically is more difficult. Chris and Jordan decided to write a book about a series of road trips they took together, crossing the country and talking with people all across the political spectrum. It’s called “Union: A Democrat, A Republican, and a Search for Common Ground.” Chris and Jordan appeared at a virtual National Writers Series event and spoke with Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin.