I did not know much about Laura Bush and was not sure what to expect from this book. It turns out I thoroughly enjoyed the book and learned a great deal about Mrs. Bush and Pres. Bush. The book is well written and the fact that it is read by Mrs. Bush makes it even more enjoyable. It is very candid and balanced view which provides very interesting insights into her life and her husbands presidency.
Laura has so much class. It is so difficult trying to live in the public spotlight. I would recommend this book to all.
Laura tells her story like a true librarian; I love listening to her voice. She is like a mom reading to her children. It's interesting to hear the story of a first lady and what she did while in the White House, because we rarely ever heard publicy what she was up to. Anyway, a good read (especially if you're a Bush fan, but even if you're not).
I loved the first half of the book and was especially moved by the description of the 9/11 attacks. Her life history, the history of the Texas town she grew up in and her love for reading and teaching really came through in her beautiful writing style. I also liked that it was self-narrated, although I would have like an unabridged version better.
I preferred the first 1/2 of the book (chapters 1-4) to the end because she got a little defensive about her husband. The first half of the book could be enjoyed by someone who isn't a big Bush fan, but the second half would make you a little annoyed.
I laughed, cried and learned from this book.