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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (55 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Kasich Narrator: John Kasich Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN:
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I don't know about you, but I'm troubled by a lot of what I see and hear in America's heartland.

John Kasich calls it like he sees it. A former long-time U.S. congressman, a respected author, and popular television host, Kasich has been around the neighborhood a few times. In his first book, Courage Is Contagious, he celebrated the under-the-radar accomplishments of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to change America. Now, in Stand for Something, he tackles head-on the erosion of long-standing, hard-earned values upon which our nation is built.

Honesty, integrity, personal responsibility, faith, humility, accountability, compassion, forgiveness...these are our American values, our common denominators.

Drawing on his childhood growing up in blue-collar McKees Rocks, PA, his college years, his Washington career, and his most recent turn in the private sector, Kasich reminds us of the fundamental principles that are our American legacy. In blunt, straight-shooting tones, he reveals new ways to hold our government officials accountable for their actions, and how to pressure sports figures to start living up to their role model status. He encourages us to have the gumption to be morally responsible business leaders who look beyond the bottom line, and shows us how courageous people of faith have helped transform their communities. He inspires parents to improve their children's schools, reminding us that our educational institutions need dollars and sense to compete on a global scale. And, saving the best for last, he takes on American popular culture, including the media, and asks us to use our wallets, the free press, and our own good judgment to protest all that is offensive in the current American way of life.

John Kasich's book is a rallying cry for all Americans that will make us think and, most important, make us get out of our easy chairs and Stand for Something.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 10/5/2012

    " Didn't really hold my interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/31/2010

    " It's good for a right-wing, conservative, "I'm just one more famous guy trying to get my point across" book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey Mollerup | 6/10/2009

    " John Kasich actually seems like one of the last few politicians with morals and religious values. His enthusiasm and hope for the country is heartening in today's gloomy malaise that Obama has put us in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelson | 7/10/2008

    " Kasich's arguments are well-balanced. He is not judgemental nor preachy. The reader will appreciate his personal anecdotes and the real-life examples he provides of people who have "taken a stand" or taken the easy way out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ger | 5/12/2008

    " John Kasich points out a number of disturbing trends in our society and suggests that we can help reverse these trends by being true to what is know inside is true. It is a call to be better--always a good message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cris | 12/8/2007

    " Great book especially for those interested in politics. I got this on tape from the library and thought it was an inspiring read (or listen in my case), whether or not you agree with what he believes or not. "

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About the Author

John Kasich was a nine-term Congressman and presidential candidate. Named one of Newsweek‘s “100 People for the 21st Century,” he has been profiled on 60 Minutes and has appeared on virtually every major network and cable news show, including The Today Show. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Kasich’s Stand for Something and Courage Is Contagious were New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Westerville, Ohio, with his wife and their twin daughters.