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

Overview


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.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback (Revised)
$24.95
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $20.65   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview


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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557283887
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 809,187
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, and served as thirty-ninth President of the United States. He and his wife, Rosalynn, founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that prevents and resolves conflicts, enhances freedom and democracy, and improves health around the world. He is the author of numerous books, including Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, An Hour Before Daylight and Our Endangered Values. He received a "Best Spoken Word" Grammy Award for his recording of Our Endangered Values.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)