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Let’s Hear It for the Ladies: 6 FLOTUS-Focused Books You Should Read

Leora Bernstein is a bibliophile to the highest extent. Currently the Managing Editorial Assistant at Atria, you will often find her routing jackets with her nose in a book. Currently, she’s on a memoir kick, but she’s also been known to blast through narrative non-fiction, women’s fiction, and great psychological thrillers. Of course, she’ll never say no to a well thought out dystopia, as she believes they have the most interesting messages about how we handle each other and our world.

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.


American Grown
by Michelle Obama

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.

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American Grown
Michelle Obama

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We Are Afghan Women
by George W. Bush Institute and Laura Bush

“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.

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We Are Afghan Women
George W. Bush Institute and Laura Bush

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Living History
by Hillary Rodham Clinton

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.

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Living History
Hillary Rodham Clinton

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.

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Let’s Hear It for the Ladies: 6 FLOTUS-Focused Books You Should Read

By Leora Bernstein | February 18, 2019

First Ladies First: Women in the White House

By Allison Tyler | March 25, 2014

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Your Own True Colors
by Barbara Bush

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.

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Your Own True Colors
Barbara Bush

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My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan
by Nancy Reagan

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.

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My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan
Nancy Reagan

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.

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Let’s Hear It for the Ladies: 6 FLOTUS-Focused Books You Should Read

By Leora Bernstein | February 18, 2019

First Ladies First: Women in the White House

By Allison Tyler | March 25, 2014

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If You Ask Me
by Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

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If You Ask Me
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Let’s Hear It for the Ladies: 6 FLOTUS-Focused Books You Should Read

By Leora Bernstein | February 18, 2019

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