Joined at the Heart, Signed by Al and Tipper Gore, First Edition, 2002

Gore, Al and Tipper. Joined at the Heart. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2002. First Edition. Signed by both authors. Octavo. In publisher’s original white cloth spine, titled in red, and white boards. In publisher’s original dust jacket. 

Presented is a signed, first edition printing of Al and Tipper gore’s Joined at the Heart. The book was published in New York by Henry Holt and Company, in 2002. This first edition was signed “Al + Tipper Gore” on the half title page, in black ink. The book is presented in the publisher’s original white cloth spine over white boards, with red titles to the spine, and original dust jacket. It is protected by a new, archival slipcase. 

In this book, Al Gore and Tipper Gore, the 45th Vice President and Second Lady of the United States, explore the many ways in which the idea of family is being redefined in America. In this moving exploration of the contemporary family landscape, the Gores share stories drawn from their own experiences and those of a dozen other families they have come to know over the years. Recent cultural shifts and economic pressures have profoundly affected every family in the nation. The struggle to balance work and family life, in combination with new technological advancements, has changed the ways the family structure operates and communicates. But change has also opened up exciting possibilities, yielding an explosion of new family forms and novel solutions to age-old problems.  

"One of our purposes in this book has been to describe the transformation of the American family over the last few decades. For the first time in history, the definition of family relies less on structure and more on subjective experience." Combining personal insight and expert opinions, as well as historical and global perspectives, Joined at the Heart identifies an emerging new family reality, and demonstrates that the human need for family is stronger than ever.

Albert Arnold “Al” Gore Jr. (b. 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. His ex-wife Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Gore (b. 1948) was Second Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001. 

CONDITION: 

Very good condition. Octavo. In the publisher's original white cloth spine, spine titled in red, and white hardback boards. In the publisher's original dust jacket. Dust jacket with light wear. Protected with new mylar. Signed by both authors on the half title page, in black ink. Signatures are legible, with no fading or smearing. Text block is clean, the pages are bright and healthy. New archival slipcase, with inlaid photograph of Al and Tipper Gore.

Slipcase dimensions: 9 7/8" H x 6 3/4" W x 2" D; Book dimensions: 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D.




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