Governor Parson's Book No Turnin' Back Now Available

FEBRUARY 23, 2024

 — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that No Turnin' Back, a commemorative biography about his life, has been published and is now available. More information about the book can be found at 

Additionally, Governor Parson announced that he will be holding a series of book signing events across the state in the coming days and weeks. The initial book signing events can be found below:

Monday, February 26, 2024

No Turnin' Back Kick-off event with Walsworth/Donning Company

            When:        4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

            Where:       Walsworth Community Center

                                124 E. Ritchie Ave., Marceline, MO 64658

            Media:        Open

                                      *Governor and First Lady Parson will be available to sign books. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Open to the public: No Turnin' Back book signing at the Governor's Mansion 

            When:        4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

            Where:       Missouri Governor's Mansion 

            Media:        Open

                                *Visitors will need to enter through the Madison St. (East side) gate. 

                               **Governor and First Lady Parson will be available to sign books. 

**More events will be announced in the Governor's weekly schedule as they are confirmed. 

NOTE: At each event, copies of No Turnin' Back will be available for purchase. Governor Parson will then be available to sign the books, as time allows. Governor's Office employees in their official capacities will not be handling book sales. All book purchases will be conducted through representatives of the nonprofit Moving Missouri Forward Foundation. 

"The First Lady and I are excited to announce that No Turnin' Back is now available," Governor Parson said. "Like so many Missouri families, Teresa and I have truly lived our American Dream, one of faith, family, and patriotic service. Life has pulled us in many different directions, but readers will find that everything led us here, to the opportunity of a lifetime to serve as the Governor and First Lady of the State of Missouri." 

No Turnin' Back Available for Purchase and Pickup in Jefferson City

Over the next few weeks, copies of No Turnin' Back will be available for purchase and pickup each Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Missouri Governor's Mansion. Availability will begin on Monday, March 4 and end on Thursday, March 14, unless otherwise announced. 

About No Turnin' Back

No Turnin' Back, authored by Dr. Jim Jones, focuses on the story of Michael L. Parson and his journey from meager beginnings in small town Wheatland, Missouri, to the highest political office in the State of Missouri. The 6"x9" hardcover book contains over 300 pages of text and photos – all color. 

Additional information can be found at

Net earnings from the sale of No Turnin' Back will go to the Moving Missouri Forward Foundation, a nonprofit that supports Jobs for America's Graduates–Missouri, children with special needs, and other programs focused on children across Missouri. 

Neither Governor Parson nor First Lady Teresa Parson will receive any personal financial benefit from the sales of No Turnin' Back.