By Lisa McCubbin
Betty Ford: First woman, Women’s recommend, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring tale of a typical Midwestern woman thrust onto the area level and into the White condo below remarkable conditions. environment a precedent as First girl, Betty Ford refused to be silenced by way of her critics as she publicly championed equivalent rights for girls, and spoke out approximately matters that had formerly been taboo—breast melanoma, melancholy, abortion, and sexuality. Privately, there have been indicators anything was once unsuitable. After a painful intervention via her kin, she admitted to an habit to alcohol and prescribed drugs. Her brave determination to talk out publicly sparked a countrywide discussion, and in 1982, she co-founded the Betty Ford middle, which revolutionized remedy for alcoholism and encouraged the trendy notion of recovery.
Lisa McCubbin additionally brings to gentle Gerald and Betty Ford’s sweeping love tale: from Michigan to the White residence, until eventually their death days, their courting was once that of a guy and girl completely dedicated to each other other—a courting outfitted on belief, recognize, and an unquantifiable chemistry.
in line with intimate in-depth interviews with all 4 of her teenagers, Susan Ford Bales, Michael Ford, Jack Ford, and Steven Ford, in addition to family members associates, and co-workers, Betty Ford: First girl, Women’s recommend, Survivor, Trailblazer is a deeply own, empathic portrait of an outspoken First girl, who used to be in the beginning a faithful spouse and mom. With poignant info and infrequent perception, McCubbin unearths a fiercely self sufficient girl who had a full of life humorousness, unwavering religion, and an indomitable spirit—the precise tale at the back of the most fashionable and influential ladies of our time.
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