An Intimate Portrait of the First LadyBook - 2006
Laura Bush enjoys an eighty-five-percent approval rating; since opinion polls first began asking about them, no first lady has received a higher rating. Her star performance at the White House Correspondents Association dinner in April 2005 offered a rare public glimpse of the humor, intelligence, and confidence of a woman who, like her husband, maintains a tight circle of silence about life behind the scenes at the White House, the ranch, and Camp David. LAURA BUSH is a remarkable, unprecedented look at the First Lady's private world and the beliefs and attitudes that shape it. Based on interviews with lifelong friends, family, personal aides, and members of the administration, including Andrew Card and Condoleezza Rice, it discloses: ·Why Laura told her press secretary in May 2001 that she did not want to do any more media interviews ·What George Bush told her immediately after he ordered the Iraq invasion, and what his father, the former president, wrote him the following day ·How Laura's opinions have resulted in budget changes for several federal agencies and have affected her husband's policies and appointments ·What Laura says in private about Hillary Clinton, media attacks on her husband, and her husband's victory in the 2004 election ·Why Laura, at the age of seventeen, missed a stop sign and ran into a car driven by one of her best friends.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, c2006
Characteristics: x, 272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)