the setup… Retired Secret Service Agent Clint Hill served under several presidents from Eisenhower to Ford but his most notable time was when he was part of the protection detail for the Kennedy family. He was assigned specifically to Mrs. Kennedy and was there in Dallas. He’s the agent in that iconic photo climbing across… Continue reading My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin Hill @ClintHill_SS @lisa_mccubbin @SimonAudio @librofm
Educated by Tara Westover @tarawestover @PRHAudio
the setup… Tara Westover is the youngest of six children born to Mormon survivalist parents from Clifton, Idaho who had strong ideologies and mistrust of anything associated with the government. She never went to public school and had limited teaching at home from one of her siblings and sometimes her mother. When she was 17-years… Continue reading Educated by Tara Westover @tarawestover @PRHAudio
Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.
I’ve been reluctant to read books about Donald Trump because I didn’t think I’d learn anything beyond what I already know. But, I don’t know a lot about the Trump family, where he came from. I remember watching The Apprentice years ago, trying to figure out who this guy was because when I lived in… Continue reading Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.
In Pieces by Sally Field
I thought I knew Sally Field. To me, she was the Flying Nun, Sister Bertrille. All those other roles that followed...Norma Rae, Sybil, Mary Todd Lincoln...were departures or outliers from the perky and adorable actress I’ve known most of my life. So I believed. If Ms. Fields accomplished nothing else with her story, she’s forever… Continue reading In Pieces by Sally Field
Goodbye, Sweet Girl by Kelly Sundberg
A story of domestic violence and survival Kelly Sundberg is a survivor of domestic violence. I’m starting here because it wasn’t always clear to the author that she was experiencing domestic abuse. Her story begins near the end and then reaches back into the past to provide context for her… Continue reading Goodbye, Sweet Girl by Kelly Sundberg