Marcia Gaudet, Duson, Louisiana, is professor emerita in English at University of Louisiana at Lafayette and author of "Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America" (University Press of Mississippi).
James Carville was born in Carville, Louisiana on October 25, 1944. He received his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Louisiana State University. He worked as a political consultant on the successful gubernatorial campaigns of Robert Casey of Pennsylvania in 1986 and Zell Miller of Georgia in 1990. He was the lead strategist of the successful presidential campaign of then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. He also worked on a number of foreign campaigns. He is the author of several books including All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President and Love and War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home both written with his wife Mary Matalin.