Jimmy Carter Everything to Gain

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Everything to Gain

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9780449145388: Everything to Gain

For Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, the transition from the White House to Plains, Georgia, was painful. EVERYTHING TO GAIN is their warm and unpretentious account of their successful adjustment to a new life, full of encouragement and insight for any couple wanting to renew their commitment to each other and to life.

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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. The Carters discuss their changing relationship over the course of a long and eventful marriage; they examine America's urgent health issues (and share their personal rules for longevity); they describe the rugged labor and joyous satisfaction of their work with Habitat for Humanity; and they discuss their efforts through The Carter Center to promote peace and human rights. 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 and to enjoy emotional, physical, and spiritual health. A rich and revealing portrait of two of our most notable Americans, Everything to Gain is a robust answer for every couple wondering, "What now?"

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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.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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