God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy by Mike Huckabee

God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy by Mike Huckabee
Detailed item info
Synopsis
In "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy," Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The "New York Times" bestselling author explores today's fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. As Huckabee notes, the differences of opinion between the "Bubble-villes" of the big power centers and the "Bubba-villes" where most people live are profound, provocative, and sometimes pretty funny. Where else but in Washington, D.C. could two presidential golf outings cost the American taxpayers $2.9 million in travel expenses? Government bailouts, politician pig-outs, and popular culture provocations from Jay-Z and Beyonce to Honey Boo-Boo to the Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. Gun rights, gay marriage, the decline of patriotism, and the mainstream media's contempt for those who cherish a faith-based life. The trouble with Democrats, the even bigger trouble with Republicans, our national security complex, and how our Constitution is eroding under our noses. Stories of everyday Americans surviving tough times, reflections on our way of life as it once was, as it is, and as it might become...these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee's signature wit, insight, and honesty.At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism highlights American ideals, offering a bright outlook for future generations. With a wry eye for the ridiculous and a clear-eyed look at the most controversial issues of our time, "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy" is Mike Huckabee at his very best.

In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy , Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. As Huckabee notes, the differences of opinion between the "Bubble-villes" of the big power centers and the "Bubba-villes" where most people live are profound, provocative, and sometimes pretty funny. Where else but in Washington, D.C. could twopresidential golf outings cost the American taxpayers $2.9 million in travel expenses?Government bailouts, politician pig-outs, and popular culture provocations from Jay-Z and Beyoncé to Honey Boo-Boo to the Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. Gun rights, gay marriage, the decline of patriotism, and the mainstream media's contempt for those who cherish a faith-based life. The trouble with Democrats, the even bigger trouble with Republicans, our national security complex, and how our Constitution is eroding under our noses. Stories of everyday Americanssurviving tough times, reflections on our way of life as it once was, as it is, and as it might become... these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee's signature wit, insight, and honesty.At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism highlights American ideals, offering a bright outlook for future generations.With a wry eye for the ridiculous and a clear-eyed look at the most controversial issues of our time, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy is Mike Huckabee at his very best.

In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. As Huckabee notes, the differences of opinion between the "Bubble-villes" of the big power centers and the "Bubba-villes" where most people live are profound, provocative, and sometimes pretty funny. Where else but in Washington, D.C. could two presidential golf outings cost the American taxpayers $2.9 million in travel expenses? Government bailouts, politician pig-outs, and popular culture provocations from Jay-Z and Beyoncé to Honey Boo-Boo to the Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. Gun rights, gay marriage, the decline of patriotism, and the mainstream media's contempt for those who cherish a faith-based life. The trouble with Democrats, the even bigger trouble with Republicans, our national security complex, and how our Constitution is eroding under our noses. Stories of everyday Americans surviving tough times, reflections on our way of life as it once was, as it is, and as it might become... these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee's signature wit, insight, and honesty. At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism highlights American ideals, offering a bright outlook for future generations.With a wry eye for the ridiculous and a clear-eyed look at the most controversial issues of our time, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy is Mike Huckabee at his very best.

In Mike Huckabee's new book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy , he asks the question, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's American culture, drawing from his travels as a presidential candidate to present average, small-town people and families, and their optimistic resilience in the face of hard × their stories, says Huckabee, "will inspire readers to think about their own values and rediscover what makes America great." At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism lends itself to discussing the reintroduction of fundamental American values, as well as a bright outlook for future generations.

In Mike Huckabee's new book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy , he asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's American culture, commenting on everything from government bailouts, to the decreasing influence of religion and patriotism, to popular culture, coining the term "New American Outcast" to describe those who still believe in and practice fundamental American values. Huckabee addresses a range of topics that affect all citizens, including governmental attacks on personal rights and freedoms in a chapter titled "Get Off My Lawn!", and the pressure we put on children to compete at school and in sports in a chapter titled "I'm All Grown Up!- I'm Nearly 8 Years Old."At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism highlights American ideals, offering a bright outlook for future generations. He calls for a reform of both political parties, not just the opposing left, in a chapter he calls "Rules for Reformers," and even criticizes his own party members for turning against each other, instead of working together. Huckabee's fervent belief in the American people, as well as in the duties of our government, is palpable and inspiring in God, Guns, Grits and Gravy .

The "New York Times" Bestseller In "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy," Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The "New York Times" bestselling author explores today's fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. As Huckabee notes, the differences of opinion between the "Bubble-villes" of the big power centers and the "Bubba-villes" where most people live are profound, provocative, and sometimes pretty funny. Where else but in Washington, D.C. could two presidential golf outings cost the American taxpayers $2.9 million in travel expenses?Government bailouts, politician pig-outs, and popular culture provocations from Jay-Z and Beyonce to Honey Boo-Boo to the Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. Gun rights, gay marriage, the decline of patriotism, and the mainstream media's contempt for those who cherish a faith-based life. The trouble with Democrats, the even bigger trouble with Republicans, our national security complex, and how our Constitution is eroding under our noses. Stories of everyday Americans surviving tough times, reflections on our way of life as it once was, as it is, and as it might become these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee's signature wit, insight, and honesty.At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism highlights American ideals, offering a bright outlook for future generations.With a wry eye for the ridiculous and a clear-eyed look at the most controversial issues of our time, "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy" is Mike Huckabee at his very best."

The "New York Times," "USA Today," "Wall Street Journal," and "Publishers Weekly" bestseller from a presidential candidate for the 2016 election In "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy," Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The "New York Times" bestselling author explores today's fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. As Huckabee notes, the differences of opinion between the "Bubble-villes" of the big power centers and the "Bubba-villes" where most people live are profound, provocative, and sometimes pretty funny. Where else but in Washington, D.C. could two presidential golf outings cost the American taxpayers $2.9 million in travel expenses? Government bailouts, politician pig-outs, and popular culture provocations from Jay-Z and Beyonce to Honey Boo-Boo to the Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. Gun rights, gay marriage, the decline of patriotism, and the mainstream media's contempt for those who cherish a faith-based life. The trouble with Democrats, the even bigger trouble with Republicans, our national security complex, and how our Constitution is eroding under our noses. Stories of everyday Americans surviving tough times, reflections on our way of life as it once was, as it is, and as it might become...these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee's signature wit, insight, and honesty.At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism highlights American ideals, offering a bright outlook for future generations. With a wry eye for the ridiculous and a clear-eyed look at the most controversial issues of our time, "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy" is Mike Huckabee at his very best."

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 1250060990
ISBN-13 9781250060990

Key Details
Author Mike Huckabee
Number Of Pages 272 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2015-01-20
Language English
Publisher St. Martin's Press

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2015

Dimensions
Height 1 In.
Width 6.3 In.
Length 9.5 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 2014-032165
LC Classification Number E169.12.H75 2015
Dewey Decimal 973
Dewey Edition 23

Reviews
"Anyone who has enjoyed any of the previous books by Huckabeeformer governor, one-time presidential candidate, and Fox News hostwill be more than satisfied with this examination of the differences between "Bubbleville" (New York, L.A., and D.C.) and "Bubbaville" (the rest of America)...Huckabee's leavens his musings on the state of the union with a sense of humor ("I prefer boots over Birkenstocks. Does that make me weird?") that makes him enjoyable to read." -- Publishers Weekly

Anyone who has enjoyed any of the previous books by Huckabee--former governor, one-time presidential candidate, and Fox News host--will be more than satisfied with this examination of the differences between "Bubbleville" (New York, L.A., and D.C.) and "Bubbaville" (the rest of America)...Huckabee's leavens his musings on the state of the union with a sense of humor ("I prefer boots over Birkenstocks. Does that make me weird?") that makes him enjoyable to read.