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Former First Lady speaks from the heart

May 10, 2010

The literary world has been buzzing lately about a high profile presidential-related book.

It is a memoir by Former First Lady, Laura Bush, entitled, “Spoken from the Heart,” in which she describes her childhood and teenage years leading up to the time when she met George Bush in the late 70s.

Of interest to note was that Laura Bush had not actually studied in politics – rather, she studied Education at university, following which she worked as a primary school teacher. Later, she went on to do her Master’s in Library Sciences and was employed for some time as a librarian. Bush has maintained a love of books and reading throughout her life.

Even though her very early years, her suburban Southern roots are evident in her choice of favourite reading material: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Of the former, Bush recalls that before she had learned to read, her mother would read the story aloud to her. She stated, “That was a book that I’ve loved throughout my life that I’ve read again and again.” Remembering Wilder’s classic novel, Bush mentions, “The little girl’s name was Laura and she had brown hair, and I really identified with her.”

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