Barbara Bush

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Books by Barbara Bush

  • Former First Lady, Author, Speaker
  • Helps Fight the Cycle of Illiteracy through the Barbara Bush Foundation

Since leaving the White House in 1993, Former First Lady, Barbara Bush has continued to serve others with the same tireless energy, goodwill and good humor that has endeared her to millions around the world. Throughout her years in public life, Mrs. Bush volunteered in and supported hundreds of charity and humanitarian causes.

Her number one cause, however, is family literacy. In 1989, she helped develop the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy whose mission is to support the development of family literacy programs; break the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy; and establish literacy as a value in every American family.

She is also the author of C. Fred's Story and the best-selling Millie's Book, whose profits benefited the literacy cause, and most recently wrote Barbara Bush: A Memoir, her best-selling autobiography emphasizing the importance of family, faith and friends. Her most recent book, Reflections, documents her life after The White House.

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  • Barbara Bush: Memoir- shares the importance of family, faith, and friends.
  • Reflections- shares about her life after the White House
  • Illiteracy- shares how the Barbara Bush Foundations is fighting illiteracy in America
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Barbara Bush often jokes that her successful life is a result of marrying well. Her husband's service as Vice President and President of the United States offered her a unique opportunity to make a difference in the public eye, but since leaving the White House in 1993, this Former First Lady continues to serve others with the same tireless energy, goodwill and good humor that has endeared her to millions around the world.

Born Barbara Pierce, she grew up in Rye, New York, where she met and later married George Herbert Walker Bush on January 6, 1945. The Bush's first daughter, Robin, died in 1953 after fighting Leukemia, but today the family includes four sons (George W., Jeb, Marvin and Neil); one daughter (Dorothy); four daughters-in-law; one son-in-law; and 17 grandchildren. Public service is a common thread in the Bush family. Their eldest son, George W., was sworn in as the nation’s 43rd President on January 20, 2001, and their second eldest son, Jeb, recently concluded his tenure as the Governor of Florida.

Throughout her years in public life, Mrs. Bush volunteered in and supported hundreds of charity and humanitarian causes. Today, she continues her support of the Mayo Clinic Foundation and Ronald McDonald Houses. In addition, she and President Bush serve as co-chairs of a group called C-Change, an organization that represents more than 150 individuals and groups whose common goal is to fight cancer, the disease most Americans still fear most.

Her number one cause, however, is family literacy. In 1989, she helped develop the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy whose mission is to support the development of family literacy programs; break the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy; and establish literacy as a value in every American family. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy helps fight against illiteracy by giving grants and educational support to family literacy projects around the country and has awarded nearly 650 family literacy programs in 48 different states and the District of Columbia. She currently serves as honorary chair of the Foundation and hosts its annual fundraiser, "A Celebration of Reading” in Houston and Dallas. Additionally, the Foundation helped create and continues to provide support to four statewide literacy programs in Texas, Maine Florida, and Maryland. To learn more about the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, visit their Web site at www.barbarabushfoundation.com.

Her involvement in the literacy cause does not end with her Foundation. She continues to enjoy reading to children in both schools and hospitals and undertakes a myriad of projects designed to emphasize reading as a part of daily family life.

She authored C. Fred's Story and the best-selling Millie's Book, whose profits benefited the literacy cause, and most recently wrote Barbara Bush: A Memoir, her best-selling autobiography emphasizing the importance of family, faith and friends. Her most recent book, Reflections, documents her life after The White House.

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