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Friday, July 6, 2018

Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush is both a poignant and humorous look at their family life especially during the years when their father and grandfather resided in the White House.
They were born when their grandfather George H. Bush was Vice President of the United States and were followed by both the media and with secret service agent protection for most of their life.
Both their father and grandfather were presidents of the United States but their family tried to give them some sense of normalcy, mostly during their family summers at Kennebunkport.
Jenna shares her dating experience with her now husband, Henry who parked (on their first date) in an area where President Bush was coming in to land on a helicopter, ran out of gas and slid downhill into a secret service vehicle and an embarrassing bike ride with President Bush where he lagged behind and was consequently flipped over his handlebars when the door of a secret service SUV was opened and hit Henry's bike.
Barbara struggled with having the same name as a former first lady and struggled with even trying to order a pizza (they thought it was a prank when she said her name was Barbara Bush). She went on to be co-founder of Global Health Corp.

Despite their different personalities (Jenna says she is the performer and Barbara is her audience) they hold a strong bond as does the Bush family.


3 comments:

Jenny said...

This sounds like an interesting read indeed.

Tiffany Norris said...

I enjoyed this so much!

Joanne said...

I am interested in this book. They have certainly grown into fine young women who are smart, caring, and doing good work in this world.