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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press; Rev. Ed., University of Arkansas Press Pbk. Ed edition (15 Feb. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557283885
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557283887
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,225,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Phillips on 15 Mar. 2005
Format: Hardcover
As Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter left the White House in early 1981 they faced an uncertain future. Like many people who retire, they just weren't sure what to do with themselves and all of their free time. To make matters worse, they still had to deal with the hurt they felt after having lost the 1980 election. The decisions they made about their future have vaulted Jimmy Carter from having lost his bid for reelection in a decisive manner to one of the most beloved figures in the United States. In 1984 President Carter was no where to be seen at the Democratic National Convention, twenty years later Democratic Presidential candidates beat a path to Plains, Georgia to try and obtain his blessing. Along the way the Carter's learned many valuable lessons that apply to anyone who may feel that their productive years have passed. This book is the story of what they learned.
This book was published in 1987 and was I believe President Carter's third post-Presidential book and Mrs. Carter's second book and both of them had become quite good writers. They are both open and honest about their feelings and concerns, especially Rosalynn and because of this their narrative reaches the reader on a very personal level. Many of the activities they describe were only possible of course because of the office Mr. Carter held and because of the Carter Center but they go to great lengths to point out many worthwhile activities that anyone can participate in. Reading this book will definitely make you stop and think about all of the things you could be doing to help others and I think that was the Carter's goal.
Part travelogue and part handbook for volunteerism this book will give you the warm fuzzies all over.
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The depth of knowledge accumulated through a lifetime of political awareness comes through in this book.Both Jimmy and his first lady Rosalynn Carter give their account of the challenges of the problems which they face in their personal lives and public affairs. The output of facts at times becomes daunting, making the reality difficult to appreciate. The type of layout where names are repeated in the left hand margin become tedious especially as the script reads rather like diary entries. Having read two previous publications by Jimmy Carter I found this the least informative taken from a global perspective. On the other hand, the contribution made by Rosalynn is fascinating. Ladies would very much be drawn to her account.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Everyone Can Learn 10 Aug. 2002
By Richard Wolfe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
... even former Presidents and their First Ladies, as Jimmy and Rosalynn show us in this, their entry in the self-improvement / retirement advice category.
Of course, anybody who's not a Dem is likely to be unwilling to take any such advice from the self-styled peanut farmer and his wife. So, I'm going over my stock of acquaintances, trying to remember who voted for Carter.
The book would make a great gift not just for recent retirees, but also those whose life has just gone through change, whether it be a layoff, a disabling illness, or the death of a spouse.
Sure wish my father had read it, twelve years ago, when my mother died -- so many ideas for him! Instead, he simply curled up in front of the TV.
Jimmy and Rosalynn show how devastated they were by their 1980 defeat, then, step by step, how they rebuilt. Parts of the book delve too far into global health and other policy issues, but chapter after chapter, they introduce new activities, like a flower opening!
If you're tired of fist-pounding self-improvement tomes, here is one that feels like a gentle friend, sitting beside you, arm around your shoulders, sharing the same problems you're having, and showing you several ways out of the "box" you've built for yourself. Read it and relax, then, go out and make the most of the rest of your life -- whether it's the next ten or next fifty years.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A revealing and inspiring memoir 19 July 2003
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Collaboratively written by former American President and winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize Jimmy Carter, and his beloved wife and former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter, Everything To Gain: Making The Most Of The Rest Of Your Life is a revealing and inspiring memoir about personal challenges they've had to face and overcome; the satisfaction of their work with Habitat for Humanity; their struggles to promote peace and human rights; and the personal steps they've taken to enjoy physical and spiritual health at home. Everything To Gain is enthusiastically recommended as a deeply rewarding and heartfelt encouragement to living our lives to the fullest.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A Blueprint for the Golden Years 6 Mar. 2005
By Dennis Phillips - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter left the White House in early 1981 they faced an uncertain future. Like many people who retire, they just weren't sure what to do with themselves and all of their free time. To make matters worse, they still had to deal with the hurt they felt after having lost the 1980 election. The decisions they made about their future have vaulted Jimmy Carter from having lost his bid for reelection in a decisive manner to one of the most beloved figures in the United States. In 1984 President Carter was no where to be seen at the Democratic National Convention, twenty years later Democratic Presidential candidates beat a path to Plains, Georgia to try and obtain his blessing. Along the way the Carter's learned many valuable lessons that apply to anyone who may feel that their productive years have passed. This book is the story of what they learned.

This book was published in 1987 and was I believe President Carter's third post-Presidential book and Mrs. Carter's second book and both of them had become quite good writers. They are both open and honest about their feelings and concerns, especially Rosalynn and because of this their narrative reaches the reader on a very personal level. Many of the activities they describe were only possible of course because of the office Mr. Carter held and because of the Carter Center but they go to great lengths to point out many worthwhile activities that anyone can participate in. Reading this book will definitely make you stop and think about all of the things you could be doing to help others and I think that was the Carter's goal.

Part travelogue and part handbook for volunteerism this book will give you the warm fuzzies all over. You will feel sad with the Carter's and laugh with the Carter's and you will feel as if you had known this former first couple for years. You will in fact feel like you have traveled with the Carter's and maybe even helped them build a Habitat house. If you are looking for a retirement gift for anyone, this would be a perfect choice!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Making a difference 22 Oct. 2010
By John Davis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Most former U.S. Presidents retire to a golf course and whack a silly little ball around. Jimmy Carter chose a different path, a better, more meaningful one. This man has been ridiculed and derided by some on the right who cannot imagine why anyone would want to help others. For them, the aquisition of wealth is the only reason for existence. It ain't so.
Jimmy Carter has helped build homes for people who otherwise couldn't afford one. He's monitored elections in countries where democracy is fragile, and election fraud rampant. He has mediated disputes at the Carter Center, working toward peace and justice in a world that has precious little of either.
This is a relatively short book, an easy read, and an inspiration. The Carters do not toot their own horn in this book. They encourage others to find their own way to make a difference, and work for a better world.
You can buy this book for next to nothing on Amazon.com. I'd suggest you buy a few, and maybe give one as a gift to some young person who is trying to find their place in the world, or to a person entering retirement who is wondering what they can do to still matter.
I'm a Christian who believes that the only reason God put us on the planet is to learn to care for one another, and to serve each other. We are being prepared for greater things. The Carters can go to the head of the class!
Good book according to hubby 29 Sept. 2014
By K. Burke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Husband really liked this and keeps encouraging me to read it.
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