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
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
Interesting audio book. I did not care for the twins voices sometimes but did like the prologue that Laura Bush wrote and read. Very interesting read and enjoyed the stories about their time in the White House and time outside the White House.
I really enjoyed this book. It even made me cry. I think I got to know the Presidents Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush better through the eyes of their granddaughters than I ever did during their presidencies. It's weird how sentimental I am about the Bush family now, when I almost always disagreed vehemently with their politics. We only get one side from headlines. It was nice to see another view of the Bush twins and of their whole family. This book reinforces my feeling that it's important fo ...more
Jenna, Barbara, Chelsea, Sasha, Malia. Love classy women! Right now I'm suffering from some serious wardrobe envy after following @jennabhager on Instagram.
Big thanks to Laura Bush for here work funding school libraries! On a side note, I was dismayed to learn this weekend that there are currently four Donors Choose projects at my former school asking for books. This is terrible. Teachers and librarians shouldn't have to write grant proposals for books. Period. I liked learning that George W. Bu ...more
When my sister and I would fight, my mom would always tell us how lucky we were to have a sister. She longed to have a sister growing up. She would tell us constantly we should be each other’s best friend. While reading, I was reminded repeatedly that it’s my greatest gift to have sisters. Sisters First made me cry and laugh -sometimes in the same story. I love Laura and Barbara. I knew little about them and their famous family but now I feel like close friends. They wrote a beautiful love story ...more
Quick fun read. I was pleasantly surprised by the Bush daughters' caring, honest, and funny stories. Their love for each other and their family really shines through in this one.
I was never interested in the lives of President George Bush's twins while he was in office. I'd see them in the tabloids every now and then for some underage drinking fiasco but for the most part, wasn't interested. But when I saw this book at the airport a few months ago, I was curious what they had to say. After all, they were born and raised in a political dynasty, so they were bound to have a few larger-than-life memories. Sure enough, this memoir, told in alternating voices of the twins, i ...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...