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The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush

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  • Posted February 8, 2015

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    A true to form account that chronicles the life of former First

    A true to form account that chronicles the life of former First Lady Laura Welch Bush from growing up as an only child in west Texas through the days after September 11 and the critical role she played as the nation’s comforter.
    The most shocking part of the book takes place at the onset when we learn that at the tender age of seventeen, Laura hit and killed a fellow student in a car accident.
    This story sets the stage for the calm yet strong Laura Bush that we see evolve in the ensuing chapters.
    The intelligence Laura Bush gained through her time as an educator and librarian are referenced wherever possible.
    Throughout the book a point is made to illuminate the fierce individuality that Laura has fought to keep hidden, and thriving.
     In an interview with David Heymann, the assistant dean of architecture at The University of Texas, Heymann states “She is only revealed over time, and with some thought on your part”.
    At times the commentary is seething, especially with regards to both Laura and George Bush’s child rearing strategy.
    An entire chapter as well as several photos are devoted to reminding the reader of the antics of the Bush twins, Jenna and Barbara.
    Gerhert writes with a voice that  makes the former First Lady appear as accessible as ever to the modern American society.
    The Perfect Wife  is refreshing while playing a bigger role, revelatory

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