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Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

by Jenna Bush Hager , Barbara Pierce Bush , Laura Bush (Foreword by)

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Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush

Former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush share intimate stories and reflections from the Texas countryside to the storied halls of the White House and beyond.

Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines.
But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. In SISTERS FIRST, Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.

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ISBN-13:
9781538711415
9781538711415
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
10/24/2017
Pages:
256
256
Sales rank:
2,501
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
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About the Author

About the Author

Jenna Bush Hager is the daughter of former US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. She is a correspondent on NBC's Today show, a contributor to NBC Nightly News and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope, which she wrote after traveling to Latin America in 2006 as an intern with UNICEF. She is also coauthor with her mother Laura Bush of the children's books Our Great Big Backyard and Read All About It!

Barbara Pierce Bush is the CEO and Co-founder of Global Health Corps, an organization that is building the next generation of global health leaders and problem solvers who share a common belief: health is a human right.

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★ 09/25/2017
In this funny and heartfelt memoir, the twin daughters of President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush offer their perspective on growing up in the public eye. Hager (a correspondent for NBC’s Today Show) and Bush (CEO and founder of Global Health Corps) describe their early childhood in Midland, Tex.; attending public high school while living in Austin’s governor’s mansion; and coming of age in the White House under the close scrutiny of the public, the press, and the Secret Service. Some of the anecdotes are hilarious, as when then–Vice President George H.W. Bush (known here as “Gampy”) set out on a nighttime search for his young granddaughter’s misplaced stuffed animal, with a band of Secret Service agents trailing with flashlights, or when prankster Jenna’s water broke at her baby shower (even her husband didn’t believe it because the sisters had fibbed in the past). There are many loving reminiscences of the sisters’ close relationship and of the bond they share with their parents, advice and guidance from their grandparents (with some witty one-liners from grandmother Barbara “The Enforcer” Bush, who said to her son, “I don’t care if you are the president of the United States, take your feet off my coffee table”), as well as sober reflections on the war in Iraq, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the tough and sometimes unpopular decisions the authors’ father made while in office. Readers will be entertained by this charming, wild, and wonderful pair of life stories. Agent: Cait Hoyt, Creative Artists Agency. (Oct.)

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It helped me heal after the loss of my beautiful sister to esophageal cancer 2 years ago on my birthday. I¿m still struggling to get through the days without her love and support.
Beautiful read, love the mutual love and bond of Jenna and Barbara. I realize that my memories I have of my sister will keep her always in my heart.
- Anonymous
December 10, 2017
Wonderful! Anyone with a sibling should read this. It will mak ...
Wonderful! Anyone with a sibling should read this. It will make you laugh out loud and bring a tear to your eye at other times. These are two people I'd like to meet and be able to call friends. Plus, the love for their whole family shines through. It's too bad many of these Bush family stories weren't known by the general public before...they demonstrate what a real family is all about. Highly recommend this book.
- lc200
December 11, 2017
Couldn't put it down!
Loved every minute of this book. Jenna & Barbara have wonderful writing skills and have managed to share their fascinating lives with vivid emotion and detail. Thought I knew the bulk of information that would be covered, but there were so many stories that have never been shared! Many of their memories are bittersweet yet heart warming. Even if I wasn't a Texan, I know I'd still enjoy this book!
- Anonymous
November 7, 2017
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