National Press Club

James Carville and Mary Matalin - Love & War: 20 Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home

James Carville and Mary Matalin - Love & War: 20 Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home

January 11, 2014 11:00 AM

Location: Ballroom

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James Carville and Mary Matalin will discuss their new book "LOVE & WAR: 20 Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home." A book signing will follow the discussion. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. All attendees must have a ticket. 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", James Carville and Mary 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 James managed Bill Clinton’s electoral triumph while Mary suffered defeat as George H. W. Bush’s key strategist—till 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.

About the Authors

James Carville is an American political consultant, commentator, educator, actor, attorney, media personality, and prominent liberal pundit. He rose to prominence after spearheading Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 bid for the presidency. Carville currently teaches political science at Tulane University. He is married to Republican political consultant Mary Matalin, and they have two daughters.

Mary Matalin is an American political consultant well-known for her work with the Republican Party. She served as deputy campaign manager on George H. W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 1992, and was later assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Matalin can be heard weekly co-hosting the nationally-syndicated Both Sides Now radio program with Arianna Huffington.

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