Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life

Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life

by Jimmy Carter
     
 

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Everything to Gain is the warm, unpretentious account of how Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter created a new full life after their challenging and rewarding years in the White House. Drawing upon their own experiences and those of many others, the Carters propose dozens of ways for any couple in career transition to renew their commitment to themselves and to life.See more details below

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Everything to Gain is the warm, unpretentious account of how Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter created a new full life after their challenging and rewarding years in the White House. Drawing upon their own experiences and those of many others, the Carters propose dozens of ways for any couple in career transition to renew their commitment to themselves and to life.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The former President and First Lady alternate first-person reminiscences with sections written jointly to tell the story of their lives after leaving the White House in 1980. Frankly acknowledging the trauma of the lost election, the Carters record their efforts to overcome the difficulties of making a fresh start while deeply in debt, adjusting to life in a small house in Plains, Ga., and other challenges. They describe in helpful and heartening detail the stages they went through on their way to building a new life and making the most of their abilities. There is practical advice from both husband and wife about exercise, good health habits and hard, useful work. Although they despair over the ills besetting society, the Carters do their best to make a difference. Volunteers in Habitat for Humanity, they help construct shelters for the homeless in the U.S. The inspiring husband-and-wife team also pursues their goal of contributing to a better world at the Carter Center of Emory University. Major ad/promo; author tour. (June 8)
Library Journal
In this joint effort, the Carters present their formula for productive, happy, post-career living. Their involvements since the presidency have ranged from writing their memoirs and building the Carter Presidential Library to extensive work with the poor. Some of these vignettes seem like leftovers from their more important books while others sound preachy, e.g., tips on proper nutrition and exercise. They do avoid moralizing, although their strong Christian faith is pervasive. They present compelling evidence in favor of volunteerism. The shift of voice between Rosalynn's story, Jimmy's story, and their collective story in each chapter is confusing; alternating chapters would have been better. Still, public libraries will want for senior citizens. Terrill Brooks, Baker Coll. Lib., Flint, Mich.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557283887
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
316,038
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.52(d)

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