The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush

The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush

by Ann Gerhart
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The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush by Ann Gerhart

The intimate and critically acclaimed biography of the much-admired First Lady — now in paperback with a new post-election Afterword by the author — The Perfect Wife tells the complete story of Laura Welch Bush. From Mrs. Bush's upbringing in West Texas to her whirlwind romance with George W. Bush to the Governor's mansion to her roles as mother, Bush family member, First Lady, and savvy political campaigner, Gerhart reveals her as never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743243834
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 01/06/2004
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ann Gerhart, a veteran reporter for the Style section of The Washington Post, covered the 2004 Presidential campaign. She has interviewed Laura Bush extensively since 2001 and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, C-Span, Fox News, A&E, and VH1 to discuss the First Lady. She lives with her husband and three children in Bethesda, Maryland.

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The Perfect Wife 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. Ann Gerhart describes Laura Bush in perfect color painting a picture now and then with sharp details.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book opened a curtain for me on a woman I had found fascinating, but so mysterious as to be foreign. Gerhart, who is a very fine writer and reporter, tells the story of Mrs. Bush's West Texas upbringing -- including a tragic auto accident in which she was responsible for a friend's death -- and shows how this event, as well as a fairly desolate environment, shaped this quiet woman. She takes the story all the way up through the White House, and has some interesting, and critical but I thought fair things to say about Mrs. Bush's mothering of her two daughters. Every bit of the book is a great read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book very helpful to let me see that a man and woman can be very different in their thoughts, pursuits, actions, upbringing, etc., and can still love one another and stay married. I think this book gives a lot of validity to Stan Cronin's book 'How to Date Your Wife.' Cronin's book now makes sense to me. Men and women can be opposites and still hold each other to the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really looking forward to reading this book and learning more about Laura Bush. I do believe her to be a wonderful first lady. I was very disappointed to find her depicted as a closet liberal whose opinions differ from those of her husband although she won't tell of it. Her husband is written as selfish, hot tempered,and egotistical--someone who Laura must reign in with her calm demeanor. I don't believe either of these to be the case. The twins who the author depict as being out of control and disrespectful, are not disiplined at all by Laura and are only complained about by George. This book, while unauthorized, was sourced by good friends as well as Laura herself. I found it very unflattering and very disappointing.