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And the Good News Is… Audiobook

And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

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Publisher's Summary

From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured.

Thoughtful, inspiring, and often surprising, And the Good News Is... traces Dana's unlikely journey through politics, the White House, and television. She has an uncanny ability for knowing what to say and how best to say it. A recurring theme in And the Good News Is... is that planning has never worked for Dana; every time she has made a plan, something unexpected - and often better - has happened.

And the Good News Is... blends a candid self-portrait with advice for allowing one's very best personality traits to shine through, emphasizing that dignity and civility are choices we make for ourselves.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Dana Perino (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 12-09-15
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 12-09-15 Member Since 2017

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 14-year-old daughter.

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    "Interesting look into Bush White House and beyond"

    This book was aptly titled and it was refreshing to hear tales from the political world free of rancor and vitriol. The narration was done especially well and I had no problem imagining Perino saying the words herself. This is a spoiler (can this kind of book have a spoiler?) but the most interesting reveal was Perino confessing that when confronted by especially nasty media questions at White House press briefings, she would secretly shoot a bird at the antagonist while hiding her hand beneath the lectern. An enjoyable seven-hour listen.

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    John 04-25-15
    John 04-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Full of great advise!"

    Definitely a must read for anyone interested in improving their position in life. Many of the passages, especially the ones about GWB made my eyes leak a little. Gotta love her honesty and devotion.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dona Russell Salem, OR USA 05-08-15
    Dona Russell Salem, OR USA 05-08-15

    Loves a Choice

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    "Excellent book."

    Fantastic book. I appreciate the candor and the advise. I am purchasing a copy of the book for my extremely bright niece who is just graduating from high school and beginning her life as an adult in college. I believe the insights provided in this book will help guide her path. Thank you Dana for putting your perspective and wisdom into a book for others. And thank you for your service to the country.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Holly 05-04-15
    Holly 05-04-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Dana fan!"

    Lovely listen. Made me shed tears of pride for the her service stories and tears of joy and sadness for personal triumphs and losses. Dana Perino is truly a roll model for all American women, young and old. I'm a fan of her presence on "The Five" and glad to have had the opportunity to hear what has made her the classy lady she is on the show. The only criticism, is that I would have liked hear it in her own voice. Narration was good, but books read by the author are always preferred.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    KKPLMFT Sacramento, CA, USA 04-30-15
    KKPLMFT Sacramento, CA, USA 04-30-15
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    "Civility and Leadership"

    Thank you, Dana. You took the time to pass wisdom and experience on to other women who are seeking to live out their small roles in this big world. I have been encouraged.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, it is a great story


    Any additional comments?

    i would have prefered that Dana read it, but the narration was good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    G. R. Sumpter North Carolina 10-22-15
    G. R. Sumpter North Carolina 10-22-15

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    "Great Book for a Daughter"
    Would you consider the audio edition of And the Good News Is… to be better than the print version?

    I am on the road for several hours each day...hence the audio books. This is one book I wish to have in print as well.


    Any additional comments?

    Besides being entertaining, this story has a very positively approach to life and to the obstacles that one might face in their journey through life. I plan to give it to my daughter this Christmas because of what she can learn from Ms. Perino's experiences.

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    Andy Westport, CT, United States 05-09-15
    Andy Westport, CT, United States 05-09-15 Member Since 2010
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    "one third about Bush, two thirds about Perino"

    I enjoyed learning about Dana Perino's career arc, especially some nice stories (with good detail) about her years at the White House. Quick listen and great narration.

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    marion webb 05-04-17
    marion webb 05-04-17 Member Since 2017

    Thank God for books, and for the people that write them, and double thanks to the ones that bring life to the pages reading them. thank you

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    Where does And the Good News Is… rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top enjoyable books, I've read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of And the Good News Is…?

    Her love of Dogs and People and in that order. A down to earth young lady that is kind to everyone she meets. I find that remarkable in any human being.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I guess waiting to meet her now husband, love is grand.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    NO!!!! Dana, has had a great life, easy life a smart lady that gets what she want most of the time. A slow read for me.


    Any additional comments?

    The one thing that was corny and silly was her hero worship for George Brush, she was his employee, not a family member or a lover just an employee. Every time she writes about him it sounded so. corny.

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    David L. Morgan Oak Harbor, WA USA 05-01-17
    David L. Morgan Oak Harbor, WA USA 05-01-17 Member Since 2009
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    "History & Good Advise"

    Great hearing some of her historical perspective of the Bush 43 and Barack Obama items that are part of her story.

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