Barbara Bush by Barbara Bush audiobook

Barbara Bush: A Memoir

By Barbara Bush
Read by Barbara Bush

4.52 Hours 10/01/1994 Abridged
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The classic #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, celebrating the life and legacy of First Lady Barbara Bush—now updated with new forewords from her five children, including reflections from George W. and Jeb, as featured on A&E’s Biography.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 fascinating 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 and the tragic death of their young daughter, Pauline. She also discusses the world of Washington politics and the famous figures she’s met, as well as the disappointment of the 1992 presidential campaign—and the mixed blessing of regaining her private life, including her role as the nation’s leading literacy champion. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, thirty-two pages of personal photographs, and a healthy dose of introspection, this memoir is “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 Washington Times).

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Summary

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

The classic #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, celebrating the life and legacy of First Lady Barbara Bush—now updated with new forewords from her five children, including reflections from George W. and Jeb, as featured on A&E’s Biography.

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 fascinating 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 and the tragic death of their young daughter, Pauline. She also discusses the world of Washington politics and the famous figures she’s met, as well as the disappointment of the 1992 presidential campaign—and the mixed blessing of regaining her private life, including her role as the nation’s leading literacy champion.

Filled with entertaining anecdotes, thirty-two pages of personal photographs, and a healthy dose of introspection, this memoir is “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 Washington Times).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s hard not to like Barbara Bush. She’s a little old-fashioned, but she’s got class. She’s like your great aunt who makes you straighten your skirt, pull it down over your knees, asks you to fold your hands on your lap and cross your ankles—then tells you a dirty joke.”  Los Angeles 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.”  Washington Times
“Don’t be fooled: Under the guise of telling things straight, this nice, white-haired grandmother in a print dress and signature triple strand of pearls can sting like—well, like a word that rhymes with ‘rich.’ The fun…is in reading past all the expected gracious, diplomatic stuff—all the blah-blah about ‘great’ friends and ‘darling’ wives of fellow Republicans—and looking for the moments when the claws come out…The only thing a reader can do is turn the darling pages.”  Entertainment Weekly
“The text is so intimate and heartfelt that no one but the author would do, and Barbara Bush is a fine narrator.”  AudioFile

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Author Bio: Barbara Bush

Author Bio: Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush (1925–2018), born Barbara Pierce, was born in Rye, New York, and married George H. W. Bush in 1945. She was First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She had five children, including President George W. Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and was the founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English