The American Family: Discovering the Values that Make Us Strong

HarperCollins Publishers, 1996 - 283 sider
In this book, Dan Quayle, America's 44th Vice President, introduces us to five American families who speak bluntly - and often poignantly - about the values that give them strength. Quayle and his collaborator, psychologist Diane Medved, journeyed thousands of miles to meet with and interview a diverse mix of families. Liberal and conservative; Christian and non-Christian; black, white, and mixed race - these families till the rich Virginia soil, walk the streets of East L.A., grapple with single motherhood, confront racial hatred, and learn to live with disabilities. They are us. And in these pages they gather around dining-room tables and backyard barbecues to reveal the truth about what it takes to keep a marriage intact (or to keep going when, despite best efforts, it falls apart), to raise happy kids who make something of themselves, and to build community even in difficult circumstances.

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THE AMERICAN FAMILY: Discovering the Values That Make Us Strong

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With psychologist Medved (The Case Against Divorce, not reviewed, etc.), Quayle reboots the controversy stirred by his 1992 speech that included criticism of the television character Murphy Brown. The ... Les hele vurderingen


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Dan Quayle is the author of two books: Standing Firm, a memoir that became a national bestseller, and The American Family: Discovering the Values that Make Us Strong. The former vice president also writes a nationally syndicated newspaper column, serves on a number of corporate boards, chairs several business ventures and is chairman of Campaign America.

Michael Medved is the host of a nationally syndicated daily radio talk show, former chief film critic for the New York Post, and former cohost of PBS's Sneak Previews. He is the author of eight books, including Hollywood vs. America.

Diane Medved, PH.D., is a clinical psychologist, Internet talk-show host, and author of four other books, including the bestselling The American Family (with former vice president Dan Quayle). The Medveds live in Seattle with their three young children.

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