Personally signed by Dan Quayle and Diane Medved
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Drawing on thousands of survey responses and interviews with members of five families who have been forced to cope with a broad spectrum of challenges, this study discusses the rewards and risks of marriage, parenthood, and growing up in modern America.
From Publishers Weekly
What makes some families stick together? Former Vice-President Quayle (Standing Firm), who often speaks on family values, identifies a core of traits-including respect, discipline, attentiveness, religious commitment, TV curtailment and parents' involvement in children's schooling-as contributors to the cohesiveness of the five diverse American families he extensively interviewed with clinical psychologist Medved (The Case Against Divorce). Writing in the first person, Quayle profiles a white couple with three children in rural Virginia who operate a country inn; a middle-class African American couple in Chicago whose extended family helps care for their two kids; a single white mother from Indianapolis who left her cheating husband and now raises their five children herself. We also meet a Hispanic family of East Los Angeles whose son, just out of college, survived a car accident but suffered severe head injuries requiring years of rehabilitative therapy and a Hawaiian couple, multimillionaire entrepreneurs, with two adopted daughters, one Filipino Japanese, one black. (Only one of the families supported the Bush/Quayle ticket.) At the end of each profile, Quayle draws lessons-often preachy or obvious (pray together, try to find good in a negative situation), sometimes insightful (cultivate letter writing, force your children to talk about their day)-from their patterns of interaction. Quayle concludes, in an implicit rebuke to Hillary Clinton, that the "village" that raises a child should be the home, not government. His proposed pro-family policies include increased tax breaks for families; an overhaul of permissive "no-fault" divorce laws; an (unspecified) way to promote adoption over abortion; and a fight against crime, centered on more prisons for violent criminals. Photos not seen by PW. $200,000 ad/promo; author tour.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Quayle and Medved (The Case Against Divorce, LJ 5/1/89) consider five families that have surmounted challenges from gang violence to health crisis.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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