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First Women

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 29, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 50:42

Guest: Kate Andersen Brower, Former White House Reporter for Bloomberg and Author of “First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies” Mamie, Jackie, Lady Bird, Pat, Betty, Rosalynn, Nancy, Barbara, Hillary, Laura and Michelle are America’s modern First Ladies and members of an exclusive sorority who’ve experienced things only they can truly relate to. Living in the White House, married to the Commander-in-Chief poses challenges and opportunities inconceivable to most Americans.  But their shared experiences do not necessarily make them sisters. There are deep rivalries and long-standing animosities between some of them and surprising alliances between others. Michelle Obama feels more warmly toward Laura Bush on the side of the political spectrum than she does toward fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton.  Former White House reporter Kate Andersen Brower’s new book is packed with fascinating anecdotes about how the wives of US Presidents have tackled the role of First Lady and their relationship with each other. The book is “First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies.”