The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 8, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
'The Perfect Wife' tells the complete story from Mrs. Bush's upbringing to her whirlwind three-month courtship by George W. Bush and her role as a mother, wife, and public figure. An only child raised in a segregated and fiercely traditional West Texas town, she is less conservative than her husband and appealingly down-to-earth despite the extraordinary privileges of her position. Two tragedies have defined her; a car accident when she was seventeen and September 11, when she suddenly had to transform her job and take herself far more seriously. Ann Gerhart examines the First Lady's influences and motivations, reveals the depths to which her husband relies upon her, and assesses her achievements.
 

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If there's more to the 43rd president's spouse than appears in this surface-scratching biography, Washington Post Style reporter Gerhart ain't telling.The material for this profile of Laura Bush was ... Read full review

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Contents

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Ann Gerhart has worked at the Style section of The Washington Post since 1995 and wrote the paper's "Reliable Source" column for three and a half years. She lives with her husband and three children in Bethesda, Maryland.

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