The Big 5 Books ... Memoirs of a First Lady

By The Big 5 ... by Booktrawler

By The Big 5 ... by Booktrawler

“Behind every successful man stands a great woman” maybe a cliche but it is must be surely true of the First Lady of the United States.  Bringing up a family in the White House, finding a new role that is useful and satisfying and supporting the President, whilst enduring the pressure of 24/7 public scrutiny, are common themes across all First Ladies but they all faced different issues of the times they lived in and they always have great stories to tell.

Becoming

Michelle Obama

$32.50 $29.25

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

Spoken from the Heart

Laura Bush

$30.00 $27.00

"Mrs. Bush's delicate rendering . . . sets this book far apart from the typical score-settling reminiscences of politicians or their spouses. . . . Spoken from the Heart reveals Laura Bush to be a beautiful writer, a keen observer and a tender soul who drew on her roots to live a life in the public eye with compassion and grace."--Wall Street Journal

Living History

Hillary Rodham Clinton

$18.00

Living History is her revealing memoir of life through the White House years. It is also her chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton, a thirty-year adventure in love and politics that survives personal betrayal, relentless partisan investigations and constant public scrutiny.

Barbara Bush: A Memoir

Barbara Bush

$22.99 $20.69

"A book of good grace and humor--written in a style that, like the author herself, is straightforward, unembellished, generous, goodhearted, and wise . . . A pleasure."-- The Washington Times

My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan

$23.00

The former First Lady discusses her life, the Reagan administration, her shaky relationship with her children and key White House personnel, her husband's involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, and her bout with cancer.

These are my best, top 5 books on this topic.  They are my personal choice and I hope you find the list a useful starting point.