Women behind the scenes tell all. Look behind the male CEO and you’ll see a woman running the show and telling everyone how she’s doing it. This contributor strongly believes if there had been a woman on the board of the Fyre Festival, that festival would have been successful. So in the case of our most recent commanders in chief (and one fun little throwback!), it’s only logical that their First Ladies might have something special to share. Either through a sparkling memoir or an issue-based how-to, these ladies have something to say.
Let’s Hear It for the Ladies: 6 FLOTUS-Focused Books You Should Read
Many forget that, before BECOMING, Michelle Obama wrote a book about how to live like a conscientious global citizen. AMERICAN GROWN has gardening tips, recipes, and how-tos that make you forget that she did all of this in a garden that just happened to be the White House’s backyard. Can we stay healthy eating food grown from American soil? Mama Obama says YES WE CAN.
“Compassionate Conservative” might have been George W. Bush’s slogan in 2000, but with WE ARE AFGHAN WOMEN, Laura Bush became the heavyweight champion of compassion. Edited by Laura Bush, who also wrote a strong introduction, this is a collection of life stories that share the hope that these women have for their future.
This is a glorious recap of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s time witnessing world history at her husband’s side before she would have him to at her side during the 2016 presidential election. Clinton writes with candor, humor, and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady.
Clinton writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady.
Barbara Bush, like so many other public figures, gave commencement speeches around the country. Her address to the 1990 graduating class of Wellesley College was a spectacular experience. YOUR OWN TRUE COLORS is an inspiring and beautiful commemoration of that iconic speech. Considered one of the “best commencement speeches, ever” by NPR, she believed that literacy was the key to civilization. We agree, Mrs. Bush.
Nancy Reagan was famous for many things, from the D.A.R.E. initiative to her adoration of all things astrology. In MY TURN, she finally comes out and says the things she couldn’t while her husband was in the hot seat for his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. From being a mother, to her bout with cancer, to using astrology to cope with trauma and grief, MY TURN is an intimate portrait of the former First Lady.
In these memoirs, Nancy Reagan talks about her role in the Reagan administration, the assassination attempt, their bouts with cancer, their family disagreements and personal betrayals over eight years in the White House.
Here’s a throwback for you Roosevelt fans out there. Eleanor Roosevelt was not your average First Lady— – she insisted on holding a job as a syndicated newspaper columnist even as she served as First Lady. In IF YOU ASK ME, relive the hilarious wit and sincere wisdom that infused her column with a timeless spirit.