From This Day Forward (Paperback)

By Cokie Roberts, Steve Roberts (Joint Author)
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After thirty years together, Cokie and Steve Roberts know something about marriage and after thirty distinguished years in journalism, they know how to write about it.In From This Day Forward, Cokie and Steve weave their personal stories of matrimony into a wider reflection on the state of marriage in American today.

Here they write with the same conversational style that catapulted Cokie's We Are Our Mother's Daughters to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. They ruminate on their early worries about their different faiths -- she's Catholic, he's Jewish -- and describe their wedding day at Cokie's childhood home. They discuss the struggle to balance careers and parenthood, and how they compromise when they disagree. They also tell the stories of other American marriages: that of John and Abigail Adams, and those pioneers, slaves and immigrants. They offer stories of broken marriages as well, of contemporary families living through the "divorce revolution." Taken together, these tales reveal the special nature of the wedding bond in America. Wise and funny, this book is more than an endearing chronicle of a loving marriage -- it is a story of all husbands and wives, and how they support and strengthen each other.

About the Author

Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and a senior news analyst for National Public Radio. From 1996 to 2002, she and Sam Donaldson coanchored the weekly ABC interview program, "This Week". She is the bestselling author of "We Are Our Mothers Daughters", "Ladies of Liberty", and "Founding Mothers".

Roberts was a longtime correspondent at the White House and on Capitol Hill, and is now Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

Praise For…

“Instructive and inspiring.”
-New York Times Book Review

“More thoughtful than the usual celebrity autobiography.”
-Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060959548
ISBN-10: 0060959541
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2001
Pages: 384
Language: English