Funny and poignant personal stories and reflections from former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush.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 being trailed by the Secret Service and chased by the paparazzi, with every teenage mistake making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story of these two young women forging their own identities under extraordinary circumstances. In this book they take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, with never-before-told stories about their family, their adventures, their loves and losses, and the special sisterly bond that fulfills them....
|Title||:||Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||257 pages|
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Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life Reviews
This memoir by the fraternal Bush twins has the forward by their mother, Laura Bush. Jenna Bush Hager is a correspondent for NBC’s Today Show and Barbara Pierce Bush is CEO and founder of Global Health Corps.
They discuss their early life in Midland Texas and attending high school in Austin, Texas when their father was Governor. They tell about life in the Governor’s Mansion and in the White House.
The book is full of heartwarming anecdotes as well as humorous ones. The reader gets a glimpse into ...more
The only thing I didn't like about this book was the way it ended. I feel like I hit a brick wall. It just stopped. :(
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Born into the Bush dynasty, Barbara and Jenna Bush were never going to have a normal life, despite their parents attempting that very fact. And their parents succeeded in that as much as possible. From the moment they were born they were in the public eye and will continue to be.
I am one year older than them, so I really enjoyed this memoir that both ladies co-wrote. Being the same age and growing up at the same time as them, I id ...more
This was funny, surprising, shocking, and wonderful. We need more books that help us see the human side of politics. It is a tribute to the wonderful job the Bushes did in raising their daughters in the hard spotlight of the media. I love presidential stories, and this one was especially fun! The audiobook is read by Barbara and Jenna in alternating chapters.
I was given this book by my sister as a Christmas gift. I finished the book in one sitting. This book reads as if you are sitting across the dinner table listening to Jenna and Barbara share stories of their life. As a sister and a mom of twins, I was completely captivated by stories of growing up in the Bush family and their adventures in the White House.
Barbara shares a comment that moved me to tears about how she feels about her sister..."for my entire life on this earth, I will share my bir ...more
Sisterhood is everything!
"This particular friend doesn't live across the world, across town, or even down the street. She lives across the house. And together we've grown up loving each other."
"...my own mythology of love. It is not based on legends of white dresses and rings and bouquets; it is rather the comfort of what is shared with another soul. It need not be any kind of romance; it is simply the bonds that we form, the way our lives interlace with one another, the unexpected ways we fin ...more
Maybe 3.75 but I enjoyed this glimpse into the Bush family. They seem like a bunch of mensches really, a close family, intellectual and sweet. They love baseball, rocky beach towns, books, writing letters. Because they aren't Jewish, they scold each other with a hard look rather than loud words, which is so foreign to me. I never knew about Robin, and of course ended up googling to read more. So sad. I was cracking up at Jenna going into labor at her shower.
The only thing is they were pretty ins ...more
Bush daughters speaking of their wild life that played out so publicly. I wonder how their family feels about their chosen professions, lives of service helping the less fortunate...