Barbara Bush: A Memoir (Paperback)
Barbara Bush endures as one of America's most popular First Ladies. She has won worldwide acclaim for her wit, compassion, and candor as both a presidential wife and mother. In this #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Mrs. Bush offers a heartfelt portrait of her life in and out of the White House, from her small-town schoolgirl days in Rye, New York, to her fateful union with George H.W. Bush, to her role as First Lady of the United States. Here, she writes candidly about:
her early years with George Bush in West Texas
the tragic death of her young daughter
the world of Washington politics and the famous figures she's met
her role as the nation's leading literacy champion
her feelings about the Iran-Contra scandal, the Persian Gulf conflict, and the Cold War
the disappointment of the 1992 presidential campaign -- and the mixed blessing of regaining her private life
...and much more. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, dozens of personal photographs, and a healthy dose of humor, this memoir is as compelling and honest as the former First Lady herself.
About the Author
Barbara Bush was born in Rye, New York, and married George H.W. Bush in 1945. She was the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She has five children, including President George W. Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and fourteen grandchildren. She is the founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. She lives in Houston, Texas, and Kennebunkport, Maine.
The Washington Times
A book of good grace and humor -- written in a style that, like the author herself, is straightforward, unembellished, generous, good-hearted, and wise...A pleasure.
The New York Times Book Review
I always felt a poignancy in her story...wickedly funny.