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Reflections : Life After the White House

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Traces the eight years between the presidencies of the author's husband and son, discussing such topics as Clinton's inauguration, her charity work, her relationships with her children and grandchildren, and her family's reactions to September 11 and its aftermath. Read by the author.

Barbara Bush was born in Rye, New York, and married George H.W. Bush in 1945. She was the First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She has five children, including President George W. Bush and Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and is the founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Former First Lady Barbara Bush's diary provides the organizing element around her memoir Reflections, as it did for her 1994 autobiography, Barabara Bush. She writes about things that happen to everyone--well, not exactly everyone, every day--but many of the encounters and emotions will strike a chord with listeners. She does indeed reflect, on family, friends, and world leaders. Mrs. Bush is fascinated by the people she meets around the world, and she connects us to them with human details of friendships and first impressions. The short and often spare diary entries keep the pace moving, giving listeners a you-are-there sense. Her no-nonsense, "let's get to the point" style reinforces her humor and wit. R.F.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Ginger, New Orleans on February 10, 2004

    After reading Mrs. Bush's first memoir, her husband's second book, and finally this book, I did have a profound respect for her dignity, love for her family, and stamina. Reading between the lines, I did see an elitisism about which she is oblivious. It could be argued it was well earned elitisism. Also, although I respect her refusal to say anything hurtful or scandalous, some of the stories she sugar coated made me think she was either too involved to be objective or just plain trying to manipulate public opinion. The "perfect family" picture is warming to read, but if true, something few can relate to I think. Overall, I enjoyed her books (much more so the first one) but her effort to change opinions on gray issues did not change my mind one bit. The books did, however, make me admire the Bush's as a couple more, the love for their kids and each other, and their principles, even if I did not agree with all of the latter.

  • By C. J. Lann on November 29, 2013

    Great Book! She's a wonderful writer. How I would love to know her! Her family life is truly her (and her family's) greatest success!

  • By Linda from Beijing on July 7, 2013

    Barbara Bush does a wonderful job of reading her own work. What an eye opener! Plan to listen to it again.

  • By Elaine Barry on December 21, 2003

    Terrible writing - no human being can travel as much as she said she does - really did a bad job on Al Gore. Every mother thinks her son is the best but not to this degree in public. Paragraphs weren't finished on any one topic. Loved her lst book and really looked forward to reading this one. I am surprised that she didn't put in the amt. of money she made on each appearance. Really wouldn't recommend it to anyone.Elaine Barry

  • By Joseph S. Bonsall on October 30, 2003

    Mrs. Bush is an incredible woman who has earned a place in American History. Her writings remind us of what makes this country great. A love of Family and Friends and Home and Country. We all need real examples to be set for us in this crazy day dangerous day in which we live and I am thankful for the incredible life of service to America as well as this needed example that has been set by the Bush Family. I am a better American because of George and Barbara Bush. May God continue to Bless this Family and America. BUY this BOOK!

  • By A customer on October 30, 2003

    I thought this book would be interesting -- provide a different view of places Mrs. Bush has travelled and people she has met as a result of her husband's career. I was thinking of mentions of protocol in different countries, descriptions of life in different countries for high ranking politicians, etc. Instead, I read this book that seems simply silly to me...a list of countries visited with no interesting information about the countries or what happened while she was there, a very unsophisticated view of the few then current events about which there are comments, and loads of "George and my kids are so wonderful and so are all of our million friends" and lists of who slept at the Bush's. I am surprised someone who has been lucky enough to see what Mrs. Bush has seen could write such a boring book.

  • By MaryAnn on January 18, 2004

    IF you bought Reflections don't bother buying a travel book for your next vacation just read Barbara Bush's Reflections. Even President Bush doesn't travel that much. Mrs. Bush talks about volunterism and giving money, I wonder how much she gives money wise at all those functions she goes to. Anyone could go and say a few funny things but the real thing is MONEY GIVING that counts to all this charties she goes to . Better to not buy the book and give the money to a charity. Her first book was a four star but this one should never went to press.

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