Spoken From the Heart

Spoken From the Heart

Paperback - 2011
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An intimate and startlingly candid memoir from one of America's most private first ladies told in a captivating and compelling voice. Laura Bush tells the story of her unique path from dusty Midland, Texas to the world stage and the White House. She captures presidential life in the frantic and fearful months after 9-11 and writes openly about the threats, the withering media spotlight, and the transformation of her role. With deft humour and a sharp eye, Laura Bush lifts the curtain on what really happens inside the White House. She writes with honesty and eloquence about her family, political life, and her eight remarkable Washington years.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scribner, 2011, c2010.
Edition: First Scribner trade pbk edition
ISBN: 9781439155219
Characteristics: vii, 456 pages, [24] pages of plates :,illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ;,24 cm.


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Nov 27, 2015

This is NOT one female one would get involved with, thinking to dump her! When her highschool and quarterback boyfriend broke up with Laura, she just happened to accidentally run a stop sign, and speed into his car, t-boning it and killing him!

Corrine Jul 03, 2015

Laura Bush proves herself a respectable lady. She did a lot for public schools & libraries, but doesn't absolve George from being one of the worst presidents in modern history.
Going to war in Iraq was a criminal act in my humble opinion.

Jun 23, 2012

I'm not a Republica but I did persevere reading this book to the end. I put it down and picked up and finished other books first....then went back to Laura Bush's book...and glad I did see it to the end. I must admit I also skimmed through chapters that seemed dry...but glad I did complete the reading of the book in the end.

cullman5 Jan 03, 2012

So Laura loves George. What else is new? Yuck.

May 21, 2011

I am not a Republican but I was interested in Laura Bush's point of view. However, I stopped reading fairly quickly and resorted to looking up specific points of interest from the index. The book has some surprises (she & GW were 31 when they married after knowing each other only 3 mo, and although Laura grew up in segregated Texas, she chose to teach in schools with predominately African American students) but mostly it was a pretty dry recitation of events without much introspection. I was hoping to find out her true feelings about Hillary and Condi, for instance, but that was not to happen. Her mention of the Obamas was minimal and without emotion. One highlight of the index was the mention of Lady Chatterley's Lover. Laura Bush is a bibliophile it turns out. :)

cayuga60 Mar 12, 2011

Honest and eloquent. There is much to learn about Laura Bush and her activities as First Lady. A memoir well worth reading.

Feb 11, 2011

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