National Press Club

Carville, Matalin plan Book Rap about 'Love and War,' at the Press Club, Jan 11 at 11 a.m.

December 2, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The National Press Club is planning a special Saturday Book Rap featuring James Carville and Mary Matalin on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the Ballroom.

Carville and Matalin are authors of LOVE & WAR: 20 Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Click here to register. The Club-member admission fee is waived with a pre-ordered copy of the book, an option that appears on the ticket form. Limit one member-priced ticket per Club member.

This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

Twenty years after their bestselling, groundbreaking All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, Carville and Matalin, the nation’s best-known, intensely rabid, romantically mismatched and provocative political couple, return with a look at how they — and America — have changed in the last two decades.

LOVE & WAR traces the Carville/Matalin story from the end of the 1992 presidential campaign, where Carville managed Bill Clinton’s electoral triumph while Matalin suffered defeat as George H. W. Bush’s key strategist, to the present. The new book is written in two alternating and distinct voices, and describes the personal and public histories of the last 20 years. Matalin’s focus is on the interwoven personal and political events of a transformational age. Carville’s concentration is politics —the triumphant and troubled Clinton-era, George W. 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.