Books by James Carville

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A valuable book for readers hoping to make sense of the strangest election in memory."
An update of the author's 1996 book, We're Right, They're Wrong, delivered with his signature passion and earthiness. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A solid memoir of political lives from both sides of the spectrum."
A strangely compelling dueling memoir by the improbably matched political couple. Read full book review >
IT'S THE MIDDLE CLASS, STUPID! by James Carville
NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2012

"For Democratic political junkies who enjoy straight-talk policy discussion."
Liberal pundit Carville (40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation, 2009, etc.) and Democratic pollster Greenberg (Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders, 2009, etc.) discuss campaign strategy and why a focus on the middle class is crucial to the Democrats' chances this November. Read full book review >
LU AND THE SWAMP GHOST by James Carville
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Carville—yes, that one—retells a tale learned from his Louisiana mother, about her own Depression-era childhood. "As curious as a Louisiana judge" since the time she learned to talk, little Lu heads into the swamp one day and encounters a mud-covered creature she takes for a swamp ghost. Lu tricks it into letting her escape, but seeing that it displays a decidedly un-ghostlike appetite for leftovers and for company, Lu recalls her Mama's philosophy that "you're never poor if you have a loving family and one good friend." She fearlessly returns to offer it a hamper, a home, and, once a rainstorm washes off the mud to reveal the "ghost's" true nature, a hand. Placing typically bulb-headed, frizzy-haired figures in a wonderfully gloppy bayou setting, Catrow ably captures Lu's big personality, as well as the story's warmth and humor. Here's hoping Carville's momma told him some more stories for Catrow to illustrate. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)Read full book review >
STICKIN' by James Carville
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2000

" An irresistible gift, especially for card-carrying Democrats with long memories when it comes to bearing a grudge."
President Clinton's ex-campaign manager, whose refusal to condemn his old boss led to nationwide indignation last year, Read full book review >