From the tainted media picture, Laura is portrayed as the wall flower, cookie baking librarian. Yet this book sheds light on the amazing accomplishments she did international for women's rights, UN, and put her life in danger multiple times. In addtion, to the multiple trips to Africa for AIDs. Plus, her account gives a human perspective of the White House experience. She is a great lady and we were blessed to have her and W in the White House. Eventhough, W did not control congressional spending. Compared to the Obamas, wow we did not know how good we had it.
First off, this is a book not about Politics but about the viewpoint of a very smart and intelligent First Lady.
I expected more politics but was pleasantly surprised to get a full picture being painted of the life of Laura Bush.
Tell us about yourself!
Thanks Laura for revealing your life....especially those parts in which you differ from your husband's point of view. I normally like his perspective....but, yours is important too!
Laura Bush came across as a lovely person and a very gracious First Lady. I think she did a wonderful job in the White House. There were parts of this book that I enjoyed but they were in the minority. Much of the second part of the book was just a current events recount. I would give the first half of the book a three and the second half a two.
A fan of self-read memoir, I just couldn't resist this. This is the woman overshadowed and standing by the man who just may be the most divisive US President in history, held in contempt by international opinion... and what a class act she is. I thoroughly enjoyed this sincerely-read, well-crafted book. She is careful to stay away from controversy, but there is a fiery streak in there that comes through when she hits on topics that matter to her. You can tell. Surprisingly, a lot of Laura comes through what must have been a book heavily-reviewed by handlers, without coming off as tinned and overproduced. I would have chosen the unabridged version had one been available. There is a lot to this story that she isn't telling, but what she does say in her own words makes her a very likable First Lady indeed.
I loved this book by Laura Bush, she was very honest and it shows. She told more about her life than you would ever expect. After listening to Laura read this book, I wish I could say she was my best friend. Laura is true to herself as well as to the american people.
Attorney & Artist
A sweet and intimate account, beautifully presented by the author herself, personalizing Laura and George Bush in a very appealing way. Thoughtfully and kindly shared, the story presents an inside view of a rarified environment to which few have access.
The book was personal with some information as to the inside the life
of Laura and GWBush. Most of the personal stories and facts were interesting
along with Lauras view point on her husbands time as President and how it affected her personally.
This book was so informative and entertaining. Being read by Mrs. Bush really added to the experience. Full of insight into the first family and this incredible woman!