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
I thought this was a lovely, poignant and informative family memoir.
I actually listened to the audiobook version as my running soundtrack this month and I found myself looking forward to each run because I felt like I was having a conversation with two girlfriends.
Jenna and Barbara are about my age and I've always found myself interested in their lives and family, and I think I related to their goal: to show that their family was their family and had something special that politics can't define ...more
I chose to read this book mostly because I enjoyed Jenna Bush Hager on the Today Show ... but I actually enjoyed the book far more than I expected. Jenna's vibrancy in telling a story on television shines through in her book as her stories of growing up in Texas will repeatedly make the reader smile. I found Jenna and her sister Barbara to be real people with experiences that weren't much different than our own, even though they were living in the spotlight much of their lives, as the daughters ...more
My interest in "Sister's First" is not based on my political preference. I find books on any political family interesting, despite party affiliation. And now for my rambling review.
The Bush twins have always fascinated me. I feel a sort of kinship towards them because we are roughly (3 years difference) the same age. I thought this would be a fun book, but it touched me much more than I would have ever imagined. Jenna Hager Bush and Barbara Bush take turns telling stories from their "wild and w ...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 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
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.
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. :(
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