Book Giveaway: Home and Away on Fox and Friends

 

This time last year, Nancy and I talked about our book “Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War” on Fox & Friends.  Watch and enjoy as we celebrate our country’s independence:

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We’re giving away a copy of Home and Away this week! Please leave a comment below for your chance to win!

On July 20th at noon (EST), we’ll pick a name in a random drawing from all eligible entries received and send you an email notification if you are the winner!

Limit one (1) entry per person; NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. who are 18 or older as of date of entry.

Why This War is Different

Listen to the segment here.

Keeping Up With the Frenches

All the French news that’s fit to print!

Today in Townhall I ask why there aren’t more veterans in America’s op-ed pages.  It begins:

After almost one full decade of continuous war, the gap between America’s veterans and our cultural elites is wider than ever. With ROTC (until recently) removed from our top-tier campuses, lingering anti-military biases that date from the Vietnam war, and an understandable reticence to risk promising futures on foreign battlefields, our culture-makers have shunned military service – at great cost to our country.

Take a look at the editorial pages of five of America’s largest-circulation and most influential publications, the Los Angeles Times, the New York TimesUSA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. How many columnist-veterans do you see? How many veterans of Iraq or Afghanistan? By my count, I don’t see a single veteran of our current wars.

Yesterday in The Corner, Nancy talked about Alex P. Keaton, the New York Times, and teen sex.  She begins:

Alex P. Keaton, 17, lost his virginity to a college student he wooed over a discussion about his favorite economist, Milton Friedman.

I realized this after we began showing our kids 1980s-era TV shows, after running out of bandwidth for Hannah Montana. Over the past years, the kids have laughed at Murdock’s antics on the A-Team, imitated Arnold’s ”WhatchutalkingaboutWillis” on Diff’rent Strokes, and enjoyed Dr. Huxtable’s rants on The Cosby Show.

And Christianity Today reviewed our book!  The bottom line?  The reviewer liked it . . . except for our politics.  Her core paragraphs:

The Frenches are funny, incisive writers, never straying into overly sentimental territory. The book winsomely recounts their sometimes comical, often touching daily lives: buying a dog for the kids from fancy dog breeders, stumping for a Mormon Yankee governor in Tennessee, being crammed into armored vehicles, seeing World of Warcraft triumph over Rock Band as the base’s game of choice. They let us peek in on their communication, misunderstandings, and deep love for one another.

While the integrity of the authors’ decision to go beyond mere patriotic words toward real and risky action is inspiring, at times the book suffers from an overdose of political commentary. Nancy admits that “politics bound us together in the way some couples play golf or watch movies,” and the Frenches are well known in the conservative political world: David is senior legal counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, and he and Nancy (whose previous books include the memoir A Red State of Mind) campaign for Mitt Romney, run the popular Evangelicals for Mitt blog, and are regular commentators in publications such as National Review.

That’s the news for now.  Stay tuned.  More to come.

More From the 700 Club — Our Book Interview

Have you heard we wrote a book? Well, we discussed it on the 700 Club last week. Roll tape:

Army Wife Campaigning for a Yankee in Tennessee

When David was in Iraq, I actually worked for the Romney campaign for a short time in order to get Gov. Romney’s name on the ballot in Tennessee?  Our new book “Home and Away” (which all of you should buy!) details one event which happened when I was trying to collect signatures for my petition.  National Review has the story — click through!  You’ll get a kick out of this!


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