NEW YORK, June 15—Today Simon & Schuster announced that it is publishing Go Home for Dinner: Advice on How Faith Makes a Family and Family Makes a Life on November 14, 2023. The author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, So Help Me God, former Vice President Mike Pence champions one of his most deeply held beliefs in collaboration with his daughter, Charlotte Pence Bond.
When Mike Pence was a young politician, reporters used to ask him: “where do you see yourself in five, ten years?”
Without fail, the former Vice President would reply, “home for dinner.”
This answer was an honest assessment of his priorities. Throughout his career, Pence has been adamant about putting his family first.
“I hope these lessons and stories from our family encourage you to follow your dreams while keeping your family close,” said former Vice President Mike Pence. “Strong families are the very heartbeat of America. I believe we can heal our country by putting faith and family first—and it all starts when you go home for dinner.”
Go Home for Dinner is an in-depth, practical guide to balancing the demands of life with the long-term satisfaction that only a commitment to your family can bring. In this personal account, former Vice President Mike Pence champions one of his most deeply held beliefs: that faith makes a family, and family makes a life. And, through straightforward advice and personal storytelling, he shows readers how to do the same.
In short chapters, Pence walks us through the principles that he and his wife, Karen, developed to raise their family. He gives credit to his parents for setting the precedent of gathering around the dinner table and for being attentive listeners. He discusses how he and Karen prioritized their relationship, even when they struggled professionally through two failed congressional races and personally with infertility. He reveals how he learned to trust God, make difficult choices, and take leaps of faith, all with an eye to what his family needed. He also brings in examples of other friends and colleagues, to demonstrate how these principles look in the lives of other families. The Pence family is far from perfect, but the values portrayed in this book have helped them remain together—and thrive—through their extraordinary journey in public service.
Mike Pence served as the 48th Vice President of the United States (2017-2021), 50th Governor of Indiana (2013-2017), and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (2001-2013).
Charlotte Pence Bond is a best-selling author and the daughter of former Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence. She is the author of Where You Go: Life Lessons From My Father, as well as the Marlon Bundo children’s series, which her mother illustrated. She works as a writer and reporter at The Daily Wire, where she regularly reports on the daily podcast, “Morning Wire.”
David Vigliano and Thomas Flannery of Vigliano Associates sold World rights, first serial rights, and audio rights to Simon & Schuster. Mike Pence will narrate the audiobook. This is the second book in a two-book deal, which Priscilla Painton edited.
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