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James Carville and Mary Matalin -- Book Signing

posted Jan 13, 2014, 11:28 AM by Jeremy Burke   [ updated Feb 3, 2014, 10:27 AM ]
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James Carville and Mary Matalin will be at Bay Books from 6:00-7:00 on Saturday, February 8th to sign their new book, Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home

Love and War traces the Carville and Matalin story from the end of the 1992 presidential campaign where James managed Bill Clinton’s electoral triumph while Mary suffered defeat as George H. W. Bush’s key strategist until now.

The new book is written in two alternating and distinct voices and describes the personal and public histories of the last twenty years. Matalin’s focus is on the interwoven personal and political events of a transformational age; issues and insights from her kitchen table to the White House Cabinet room on family, faith, friends, and foreign enemies.

Carville’s concentration is politics, the triumphant and troubled Clinton-era, George Bush’s complicated presidency, the election of Barack Obama, and the rise of the corrosive partisanship that dominates political life in Washington today. Both of them reflect on raising young girls in the pressure cooker of the nation’s capital and the family’s move to New Orleans, post-Katrina, where their efforts to rebuild and promote the city has become a central part of their lives and a poignant metaphor for moving America forward.

Love and War is a fascinating look at the last two decades in American politics and an intimate, quick-witted primer on grown-up relationships and values, Love & War provides unprecedented insight into one of our nation’s most intriguing and powerful couples. With their natural charm and sharp intelligence, Carville and Matalin have written undoubtedly the most spirited memoir of the year.

James Carville is an American political consultant, commentator, educator, actor, attorney, media personality, and prominent liberal pundit. Carville currently teaches political science at Tulane University.  Mary Matalin is an American political consultant well-known for her work with the Republican Party, and can be heard weekly co-hosting the nationally-syndicated “Both Sides Now” radio program with Arianna Huffington. Matalin and Carville have two daughthers.

For more information about this event or to reserve your copy Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home, please contact Bay Books at 228.463.2688