One thing that must be said about these Bushes is they refuse to be licked. And right now the Texas political dynasty is engaged in a full-court press to restore its tainted legacy. Their first move in tackling this daunting challenge is the release of Laura Bushs personal account of her years in Washington, Spoken from the Heart, a preemptive literary strike that will be followed this November by a presumably thin tome authored by the grammatically challenged former prez. In her hardback, Mrs. Bush covers everything from her upbringing in a scrappy Texas oil town to her unexpected arrival on the national scene after marrying into one of Americas most prominent political families. She also recalls Dubyas battle with the bottle, the strange days following one of the closest elections in American history, and her husbands rabid War on Terror. The former First Lady will visit Books & Books this Friday, along with her daughter Jenna, to autograph copies of the new memoir. Purchase a $30 copy of Spoken from the Heart at any Books & Books location to get your ticket for the signing.
Fri., May 28, 1 p.m., 2010