Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas, the current host of the #1 rated weekend show "Huckabee" on the Fox News Channel, and the voice of the "Huckabee Report", heard on nearly 600 radio stations each day. He finished second to John McCain in his campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2008. He is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books. After an early career in broadcasting and advertising, he spent twelve years as a pastor and denominational leader, experiences that gave him a deep sense of the problems faced by individuals and families. The former governor and his wife, Janet, live in Florida and still spend part of their time in Arkansas. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.
In Mike Huckabee’s new book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy
, he asks the question, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times
bestselling author explores today’s American culture, drawing from his travels as a presidential candidate to present average, small-town people and families, and their optimistic resilience in the face of hard times; their stories, says Huckabee, "will inspire readers to think about their own values and rediscover what makes America great." At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism lends itself to discussing the reintroduction of fundamental American values, as well as a bright outlook for future generations.