Barbara Bush: A Memoir

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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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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User Review  - lucymaesmom - LibraryThing

What an interesting life (and an interesting read). Wondered at first why she didn't write more about George W but realized that when she wrote the memoir he was just another one of their kids and ... Read full review

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User Review  - lunza - LibraryThing

What was fascinating about this book is what she didn't say. Like about George W. getting arrested for drunk driving. She said very little about the S&L scandal too, and mostly it boiled down to "Not ... Read full review

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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.

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