Famous Odd Couple Celebrates 20 Years With Memoir

James Carville and Mary Matalin discuss their 20-year marriage and new book "Love and War."
3:00 | 01/07/14

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Test Text1 italics Test Text1 plain I am back with james carville and mary matalin married for more than two decades debating the whole way out with a new memoir, "lo "love & war." You guys have written a lot of books. Mostly political. This one kind of different. No, no, no. Writing books is like giving birth without an epidural and so but the reason I wanted to do this one which is the second one in 20 yea -- I wrote one for the girls because of what we were able to do, help do in new orleans and we wanted to share that story and give some advice on how to have a happy marriage. By the way, I'm happy to see you not on a sunday, george. Listen -- I was there at the beginning when you guys were just getting to the and a lot of people thought it wouldn't work but more than two decades -- who knows. I guess a guy jumps off. 20 stories. So far so good. You know. Thank you. Thanks for that vote of confidence. But also it is a love letter to new orleans. It is. But, you know, it was fun and if you look back on 20 year, the things that we were in the middle of from the clinton troubles, the 2000 election, 9/11, the katrina recovery, it was and it was a lot of -- believe it or not it was a lot of fun writing this book, i thought. It really was. Yes. It was like giving birth with an epidural actually. Two girls. There's -- not allowed to talk or reveal very much about ourselves. Only a little -- teeny-weeny as I'm sure -- I totally get it but you're kind of open about the times with various events threatened permanent separation. What were the big ones? I didn't mean divorce. I just meant cold -- what do you call tha shared destruction from iraq and -- when you went back to the white house. Going baaing to the white house which turned out to be okay, but the worst and remains the worst is the animal kingdom, the animals are my friends. James' lack of love for the animal kingdom. Big understatement. Just because I wear wraps on my shoulders when I cook I don't know what is the issue with this. I'm a big believer in just kick the can down the road. Don't cfront issues, just let it go. I think that's -- you get mad about something, you go confront it and say a bunch of stupid stuff you regret. If you go solid for three weeks, at least you haven't said anything they can throw back at your face. From james carville. The many wonderful, brilliant things he said you never get in trouble for something you didn't say so thank you for -- but he has said he's wanted to start my ca cats on fire -- we love animals, peta. I'm very pro-animal. You take the opportunity to talk about your ever-evolving hairstyle. We'll show a couple of them here. Oh, no. There we go. You look great. You're the daughter of a beauty salon owner so you want to mix it up every once in a while. I didn't realize we had the volume of hairstyles. Oh, wow, look at that one. When is that from? That's a new one. Actually I went to hair school. I'm a cosmetologist but really I'm ocd and I get bored so when I'm sitting in the mirror doing -- I cut my hair this morning. I did cut -- and I did offer him this hairstyle for which he's now developed a trend 20 years ago. The shaver -- she said, just cut that stuff off. You know, I mean -- you're in the book as the most handsome man in politics ever. And then he's -- there's a picture of you and him and this little -- wasn't even a -- so i said get the doggie shaver and he loves it. American hustle doing the combover. Very elaborate. Called "love and wane war." Available today. We'll be right back. CC1 Test message

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