Pearls of Wisdom: Little Pieces of Advice (That Go a Long Way)

Barbara Bush (Author)
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In this "sage, valuable volume" (Publishers Weekly), First Lady Barbara Bush shares the best of her advice to family, staff, and close friends.
First Lady Barbara Bush was famous for handing out advice. From friends and family to heads of state and Supreme Court justices, and certainly to her staff, her advice ranged from what to wear, what to say or not say, and how to live your life.

She especially loved visiting with students of all ages, from kindergartners to college graduates. When she turned 80, she owned up to all her advice-giving and explained it this way: After all, in 80 years of living, I have survived 6 children, 17 grandchildren, 6 wars, a book by Kitty Kelly, two presidents, two governors, big Election Day wins and big Election Day losses, and 61 years of marriage to a husband who keeps jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. So, it's just possible that along the way I've learned a thing or two.

At the end of the day, she taught all of us some valuable lessons. As First Lady, she made a point of cuddling a baby with AIDS and hugging a young man who was HIV positive and whose family had rejected him, showing us by example the importance of compassion and the myth of fear. As a mother, she made sure we all knew that your children must come first, and one of the most important things you can do is to read to them. As a friend and mentor, she showed that you had to be true to yourself, and even at the end of her life, she taught us how to die with grace.
Full of Barbara Bush's trademark wit and thoughtfulness, Pearls of Wisdom is a poignant reflection on life, love, family, and the world by one of America's most iconic -- and beloved -- public figures.

Product Details

Price
$22.00  $20.24
Publisher
Twelve
Publish Date
March 03, 2020
Pages
256
Dimensions
4.8 X 1.1 X 7.6 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781538734940

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About the Author

Barbara Bush was First Lady from 1989 to 1993, wife to President George H.W. Bush and mother to President George W. Bush. She was a champion of literacy and established The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989. She wrote four books: C. Fred's Story, Millie's Book, Barbara Bush: A Memoir, and Reflections: Life After the White House.

Reviews

"This sage, valuable volume will appeal to readers looking for general advice, no matter one's political leanings."--Publishers Weekly
"Sweet...a comprehensive volume of [Bush's] wisdom."--Today
"A tribute to an American icon that brims with love and hope."--Kirkus
"Unforgettable."--Yahoo Finance
"Sweet and funny."--People