How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Peter Robinson

Narrated By: Peter Robinson

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: September 2003

Duration: 5 hours 53 minutes


As a young speechwriter in the Reagan White House, Peter Robinson was responsible for the celebrated "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" speech. He was also one of a core group of writers who became informal experts on Reagan -- watching his every move, absorbing not just his political positions, but his personality, manner, and the way he carried himself. In How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life, Robinson draws on journal entries from his days at the White House, as well as interviews with those who knew the president best, to reveal ten life lessons he learned from the fortieth president -- a great yet ordinary man who touched the individuals around him as surely as he did his millions of admirers around the world.


  • Anonymous

    More of an autobiography of a speech writer who attempts to mirror his life experiences with those of Reagan. Some interesting points but not worth the read.

  • Thom Ramsdell

    I have listened to other books about Reagan. This one follows the same theme. Those who worked for him and came to know him all came away with a deep sense of admiration. Well worth the listen.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoy this book, I was very young when Reagan was president. I wanted to find out a little more about President Reagan and now I want to find out even more.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and I believe I learn a lot from it.

  • Paul Crabtree

    The blind fanaticism that was all the rage in 1930's Germany finds its late 20th Century expression in this gushily drivel-icious love story between speech writer and president. Sickeningly saccharine in its toady-ism, this memoir is proudly blind to anything but the superficial. Many a world leader has had a comforting wink and smile, at least for the acceptable classes, and in return many have received paeans such as this. Add it to the pile.