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Overview In her memoir, Mrs. Bush for the first time gives readers a very private look at a life lived in the public eye for more than 25 years. This is a warm and funny memoir that will charm Mrs. Bush's millions of admirers and earn her many more.
Publishers Description 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0743254473 ISBN13 9780743254472
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More About Barbara Bush
Barbara Bush was the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She is the honorary chairman of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the author of C. Fred's Story and the New York Times number-one bestseller Millie's Book. This memoir, like those books, was written by Mrs. Bush herself. She lives in Houston, Texas, and Kennebunkport, Maine.
Barbara Bush currently resides in Houston, in the state of Texas. Barbara Bush was born in 1925.
Reviews - What do customers think about Barbara Bush: A Memoir?
Tugboat Babs Sep 6, 2005
Tugboat Babs has finally written her memoir. She is in the weird situation of having been married to one president and having spawned another. She is most informative on the Bush's early years together -- although she provides very little information on the family's connection with the Medellin cartel. She is also mum on Laura's vehicular homicide conviction.
All in all, it is a tale to rank with that of the Sopranos.
Boring May 23, 2005
While I admire the Bush presidencies, I found this book boring. It is written as a catalog of events. There seemed not to be any central theme or purpose in the writing other than that it happened. That made it about as appealing as if a cook went into the kitchen and put every available ingredient into one pot to make soup.
Barbasra Bush: A Memoir Apr 19, 2005
What a poitive, gritty, yet appreciative woman hlding dear the basic human values of life that hold our country together. Truly, she was one of our greatest first ladies--she put "first things first," meaning her family and husband first. A must read for all American women who think raising a strong family isn't worth it!! What a payoff! When walking through the George Bush Library at Texas A&M, etched on a wall is George Sr.'s comment that his greatest blessing in life is "that his children still want to come home" Now I understand why.
A warm, fuzzy read Sep 10, 2004
I'll admit up front that I am a fan of both 41 and 43--and have always admired "Bar". That being said, I loved the book. Mrs. Bush has such a gentle, warm way about her and this is certainly reflected in her writing. She is able to weave together the story of her life (including some not-so-wonderful moments) with wit, warmth and clarity--all without ever resorting to name-calling, self-pity or egotism. This book is a refreshing change of pace and should be taken for what it is: a remarkable woman's life story told from her (very sunny) point of view.
A Warm and Interesting Look Feb 11, 2004
After reading this book, her husband's second book, and finally her second memoir, I did have a profound respect for her dignity, love for her family, and stamina. This book was an easy read and was absolutely fascinating to go along on exotic trips and learning about the side kick's day to day existence as wife to President. The book made me admire the Bush's as a couple more, the love for their kids and each other, and their principles, even if I did not agree with all of the latter.