About Lisa McCubbin
Lisa McCubbin is an award-winning journalist and the author of four New York Times bestselling books. Coming September 2018, is BETTY FORD: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer, the landmark biography of one of the most admired and influential women of our time. McCubbin co-authored the highly successful Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford (2016) with renowned Secret Service agent Clint Hill, which National Geographic is currently developing into a scripted television series.
About Betty Ford
Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances. Setting a precedent as First Lady, Betty Ford refused to be silenced by her critics as she publicly championed equal rights for women and spoke out about issues that had previously been taboo—breast cancer, depression, abortion, and sexuality. Privately, there were signs something was wrong. After a painful intervention by her family, she publicly admitted to an addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. Her courageous decision sparked a national dialogue, and in 1982, she co-founded the Betty Ford Center, which revolutionized treatment for addiction and inspired the modern concept of recovery.
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Thanks to Patricia Chadwick for this complimentary review of BETTY FORD. I hope you’ll take her advice and make Betty one of your summer reads! Sometimes a book resonates with its reader in a special way. That can happen for an array of reasons – perhaps it stirs something deep inside, or it informs in…