My First Ladies

My First Ladies

Thirty Years as the White House's Chief Floral Designer : Behind the Scenes With First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan and Rosalynn Carter

Book - 2011
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In this book Nancy Clarke reveals the touching, funny, and illuminating story of what it was like to serve under six presidential administrations and to help each first lady find her own personal style when it came to planning flower designs, state dinners, and holiday festivities in the White House. You'll learn how Nancy gave comfort to Nancy Reagan when she discovered she had cancer and how she helped Laura Bush to gain the confidence to select bright, bold flower arrangements over the more conservative palettes she had used in her first years as first lady. You'll see the deep bond that developed between Nancy Clarke and Barbara Bush. You'll learn about the warmth and spontaneity of Hillary Clinton and you'll feel what it was like to be standing in a bunker right next to President Bush in the days following 9/11. Nancy shares her experiences and insights with a chapter devoted to each first lady from Rosalynn Carter to Michelle Obama. Only Nancy Clarke can reveal the inside story of what it was like to work for more than 30 years in the White House she called her second home.
Publisher: Portland, ME : Sellers ; Newton Abbot, 2011
ISBN: 9781416206392
Characteristics: 191 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Matheson, Christie


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Jul 17, 2016

Wonderful book, easy to read. Great historical accounting of life in the White House for those staff who make everyday life a priority for the President and their family.

Feb 02, 2013

I so enjoyed this look back at the many diverse personalities of some of our First Ladies. Nancy Clark has lovely things to say about each and her stories were vivid, personal and well written. The beautiful pictures were an added bonus. Delightful read!


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