Item description for From This Day Forward by Cokie Roberts & Steven V. Roberts...
Overview Drawing on reminiscences from their own thirty-three-year union, two journalists shed new light on the institution of marriage, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of marriage in America.
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.
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Studio: Harper Perennial
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.87" Width: 5.25" Height: 8" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2001
Publisher Harper Perennial
ISBN 0060959541 ISBN13 9780060959548 UPC 099455014007
Availability 0 units.
More About Cokie Roberts & Steven V. Roberts
Cokie Roberts is coanchor of the ABC news program This Week and an ABC special correspondent covering politics, Congress, and public policy; she also serves as a news analyst for National Public Radio. In addition, she and her husband write a weekly column syndicated in major newspapers across the country. Their book, From This Day Forward, is available from Brilliance Audio. Roberts has won many awards, including an Emmy and the coveted Edward R. Morrow award. She lives in Washington D.C.
Cokie Roberts currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia.
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It takes a narcissist May 4, 2004
It takes a narcissist of tremendous proportions to foist this scrapbook off on an unsuspecting public. On the plus side, Cokie Roberts does more than her usual cut and paste from the work of others in From This Day Forward. When not pulling from the work of others, Cokie (and the compliant Steve) offer up tidbits that are supposed to inform the reader how s/he too can have a great marriage. Apparently the basic rule for a successful marriage is to live in your own little world the way kooky Cokie does. I doubt she realizes how racist she comes off in parts of the book. (Yes, Cokie, condescension is a form of racism.) Or how laughable most will find her book. Reading of the great "trauma" of her life, you realize this is someone who hasn't experienced many character building moments in her life. The great "trauma"? Learning that her new employer wouldn't provide a limo and that Cokie would have to take taxis around NYC. Oh, the horror! Oh, the shame! How did Cokie ever survive? (Had she been told to take the subway, one gets the impression Roberts would have called it quits right then.) A vapid celebration of what appears to be a vapid marriage isn't necessarily shocking -- what's shocking is that Cokie (and husband Steve) put their names to it. Had a child offered this slight volume as a souvenir to a wedding anniversary, we all would have "oooh"ed and "aaaawe"d over it. But for grownups to write such a book about themselves is the height of narcissism. The book works best as anthropological study of When Gigantic Egos Mate.
A Wonderful Read Nov 1, 2003
I always loved Cokie Roberts on TV and when I saw this book, I figured it would be fun to read about her marriage to Steve Roberts. I recommend this book highly to everyone thinking of marriage especially.
From the beginning I was drawn into this couple's world and liked the way they each expressed themselves in separate chapters. I found the entire book exciting, informative, inspiring, and so thankful that they took time to write about their unique marriage and how they make it work.
This is a refreshing book. A rare book about how a marriage can work. I've been married for fifty years and I know this couple will celebrate gold as well. Lots of love and best wishes to Cokie and Steve and thanks for sharing your busy happy loving life with us.
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Fun, light, cheery... Sep 26, 2001
I picked up this book for $5 at Borders, mainly because I enjoy listening to Cokie Roberts on NPR. I was curious to get to know her a little better.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. She and Steve take turns writing, as if they're dialoguing back and forth. I appreciated their commitment to their marriage in a day when it's not all that popular to stay married to the same person.
I also enjoyed the glimpses into slave marriages and Old West marriages. I'm glad I picked up this book. It was a pleasant read for sure.
A boring book Jun 5, 2001
A boring book filled with narratives, possibly copied from an encyclopedia, about historical figures. Apparently, stories from their own lives could only fill a few chapters of this book.