My First Ladies: Twenty-Five Years as the White House Chief Floral Designer Audiobook, by Nancy Clarke Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Christie Matheson, Nancy Clarke Narrator: Nancy Clarke Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781452673967

Publisher Description

In My First Ladies, Nancy Clarke reveals the touching, funny, and illuminating story of what it was like to serve under six administrations and to help each first lady find her own personal style when it came to planning flower designs, state dinners, and holiday festivities in the White House. Learn how Nancy gave comfort to Nancy Reagan when she discovered she had cancer and how she helped Laura Bush to gain the confidence to select bright, bold flower arrangements over the more conservative palettes she used in her first years as first lady. See the deep bond that developed between Nancy and Barbara Bush and feel what it was like to be standing in a bunker right next to President Bush in the days following 9/11. Only Nancy can reveal the inside story of what it was like to work for more than thirty years in the White House she called her second home.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " interesting look behind the scenes of the White House Floral department. Wish there had been more pictures of each Christmas, but overall an enjoyable book. "

    - Lori, 1/4/2014
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a fun, quick read. I really enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scene details of White House living and the intimate looks at the first ladies that Nancy Clarke shares. "

    - Jennifer, 10/28/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoyedvl this book. it gives you a great look at behind the scenes at the white house and I learned some awesome facts that I wouldhave never even thought about it. id love to see the white house flower shop "

    - Chelsea, 10/19/2013
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoy reading the behind the scences of the White House. Like the secret service books I read this one did not disappoint me. Now i would like to read about the ushers. But I don't think that will happen. "

    - Peggy, 10/16/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Too fawning in her descriptions of the First Families. Info on the florist's office and her job was interesting. "

    - Carol, 3/31/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thought this book would be boring but it wasn't it was actually pretty good!! "

    - Patti, 3/14/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The writing style was dry so the book lacked.I liked how the books gets into specific chapters about each first lady, I found it more interesting and readable.I would have liked even more stories and details, especially about the planning of the big events. "

    - Anna, 1/7/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was an enjoyable look backstage at the White House, spanning about 30 years. "

    - Mary, 10/3/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting background as remembered by previous Floral Director at the White House. Was curious about this one since I have volunteered there and been in the said flower shop at WW - very neat stuff. "

    - Tanya, 6/13/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I listened to the audio book of this, the author narrated. I found her voice and inflections to be a bit annoying, but you do get used to it after a while. The book itself was interesting, giving little glimpses of 6 First Ladies and their tastes, styles, etc. "

    - Julia, 5/18/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " very enjoyable stories...loved the behind the scenes of the white house "

    - Lyndsey, 2/10/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thought this book would be boring but it wasn't it was actually pretty good!! "

    - Patti, 10/24/2011

About the Author

Nancy Clarke, a renowned floral designer, has created thousands of beautiful decorations and floral designs. Her work is appreciated by national and international audiences. For thirty years, her exquisite floral designs brought beauty, grace, and elegance to White House historical events. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Michael.