Also, as long as I live, I will never get over the rush of walking into a bookstore and seeing words that I wrote pristinely bound between book covers.
In between being a surrogate for Bernie Sanders—the first woman in a hijab ever to be front and center in a presidential campaign—Linda is out there selling the heck out of her book, helped by universally good reviews. "Imagine a little Muslim girl walking into a bookstore and seeing this?" she says.
Linda's unapologetic goal is to make the New York Times bestseller list, to prove to publishers that stories like hers matter, and are worth taking a chance on. "I poured my heart into this," she says, "both my joys and my tragedies and I want as many people to read it as possible."
In bookstores now.