Monday, July 9, 2018

Notes from July 2018 group

Sisters First – Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager & Barbara Pierce Bush – Discussed on Thurs July 5, 2018, at Geneseo Public Library

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 watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines. 
But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. In SISTERS FIRST, Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.

This book is written by both sisters – each chapter alternates between the two sisters, who have different personalities / styles.  They have remarkably close extended family relationships.  They were raised to have good, down-to-earth values (even though they are wealthy they are humble, hardworking  not spoiled).   Our group enjoyed the twin’s antics and seeing historic events through the Bush’s eyes.  This book gave us insights into their grandparents and parents lives.  Most of my group liked this book.

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