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Author: Barbara Bush Narrator: Barbara Bush Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1994 ISBN: 9780743541862
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Politics aside, people worldwide have come to admire Barbara Bush's wit, candor and compassion, as well as her unswerving devotion to her husband and children. Now, she gives listeners a very private look at a life she lived in the public eye for more than 25 years.With the contemporary American history as the backdrop, Mrs. Bush remembers the experiences that led to the White House, from growing up in Rye, New York and meeting George Bush, through life as a young bride and mother and the almost unbearable pain of losing a child. She talks candidly about her years in public life in Washington, New York and China, and describes her role as the wife of the Vice President, culminating in the climactic White House years.Drawing upon excerpts from the diary she has compiled for more than 30 years, Mrs. Bush takes us behind the scenes of the Persian Gulf conflict and the end of the Cold War, and introduces us to the world leaders and their spouses with whom she has developed friendships over the years. She also talks about both the Bushes' struggle to overcome Graves Disease, the disappointment of the 1992 Presidential campaign and the joys of rediscovering private life, and tells us why she threw so much of her energy and compassion behind the important cause of making America more literate.Filled with the funny, often self-deprecating and occasionally touching anecdotes for which she is well-known, Mrs. Bush's memoir will charm her millions of admirers and earn her many more. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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.” 


  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

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About the Author

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.