I knew the signs were not personal, but it still felt like a stab each time I saw one.” Later in her time at Yale, a teaching assistant offered to give her a better grade if she convinced her father not to go to war in Iraq.
“That was definitely the most surprising thing that happened,” she says.
So we’re protective of him just as we were Malia and Sasha.” At other more private moments in the book, the sisters and their family are at their most intriguing and unfamiliar.
Jenna shares an anecdote of their paternal grandmother, Barbara, writing a chastising letter about Jenna’s unsportsmanlike behavior at a family tennis tournament.
Tis the season of the political memoir, even for those who avoided last year’s election glare.
Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager are the latest to jump on the bandwagon with Sisters First, a book that couldn’t be called a tell-all — it’s revealing, not shocking — but that breaks genre with their Republican dynasty.
’” She was was alarmed when someone told her that Catholics didn’t believe you went to heaven if you committed suicide. “Until I was 34, every wish that I ever made, on the flame of a birthday candle or on a star, was a wish that Kyle would go to heaven.” Last year, she saw a healer and brought a photo of Kyle.
“I didn’t say anything, I didn’t even tell her my name, I just showed the woman the photo.
“If women everywhere had this, felt this empowerment — whether it’s through a sibling or a friend or a colleague or whatever it is — maybe we’d be in a place where we felt better about the state of women in our country,” Jenna says.
“Which is kind of the heartbreaking part of it, too.
In high school you sort of think, ‘What if, what if, what if?
“Emotionally, I was unprepared,” Barbara writes in the book.
“The students living in the dorm across from mine had Al Gore signs in all their windows. The only way to avoid them was to stare at the ground.