Aug. 28, 2009 — In today’s issue of the Health Reform Watch, published by Seton Hall University, editors wrote about Peter Rodino, who served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1989 — at which time he retired to a Professorship at Seton Hall Law until his death in 2005.
Senator Kennedy worked often with Peter Rodino. In her book “Fifty-Two Words My Husband Taught Me,” Joy Rodino recounts that “Upon Peter’s passing , Ted Kennedy said that during the Watergate inquiry, ‘Many of us felt that we were seeing a Founding Father in action, living the highest ideals of the Constitution.’”
Aug. 26, 2009 — In today’s issue of Roll Call, the influential publication that covers the people, politics, process and policy on Capitol Hill, reporter Tricia Miller wrote about Joy Rodino’s new book, “Fifty-Two Words My Husband Taught Me.”
Miller noted: “Rodino said her husband would have approved of the election of President Barack Obama and the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. In addition, he “always really looked up to Sen. [Edward] Kennedy,” she said, and the Massachusetts Democrat contributed the quote on the book’s cover.
Aug. 6, 2009 — On the front page of this week’s issue of The Italian Tribune, the editors featured a review of Joy Rodino’s new book, Fifty-Two Words My Husband Taught Me. They said: “Joy’s book not only is a beautiful memoir, but also a book about U.S. history and patriotism.”
July 2009 — With the 35th anniversary of the Nixon impeachment hearings (July 27) and Nixon’s official resignation (Aug. 9) just around the corner, this is the ideal time to pick up a copy of Joy Rodino’s new book, “Fifty-Two Words My Husband Taught Me: Love, Inspiration and the Constitution.”
In it, she offers insights into the question, “Why is the Preamble to the Constitution relevant today?” by sharing the life history and lessons learned by her late husband, Congressman Peter Rodino, a 40-year legislator and defender of the Constitution and the Chairman of the House Committee that in July 1974 voted to impeach President Richard Nixon.
“Peter believed the Preamble is our country’s soul, not only projecting a vision of who we are as a people, but also expressing the limitless possibilities of all we can be,” says Joy. “In these troubled times, when nothing is certain, people are searching for meaning in their lives. These 52 words of the Preamble remind us of the importance of upholding our highest ideals, and that there is security in the values and principles inherent in the foundation of our nation.”
June 27, 2009 — “It took a committee of five Founding Fathers six days to perfect the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution,” writes New Jersey Star-Ledger reporter Mark DiIonno in a feature article published today. “It took Peter Rodino a lifetime to dissect it, study it, relish it, and uphold the tenets of it.” The story is told in a new book by the late Congressman’s wife, Fifty-two words My Husband Taught Me.“ Read the entire article here.