"Meticulously researched... delightful ... insightful and beautifully told ... [Lisa] McCubbin skillfully chronicles the life of former first lady Betty Ford, both in and out of the White House."    

                                                               -- Publishers Weekly starred review

"An admiring portrait ... of a spirited woman."

                                                                                                    -- Kirkus Reviews


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About Lisa McCubbin

Lisa McCubbin is an award-winning journalist and the author of four New York Times bestselling books. In addition to  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 three bestsellers with renowned Secret Service agent Clint HillFive Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford (2016); Five Days in November; and the #1 New York Times bestseller Mrs. Kennedy and Me .

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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Betty Ford Book Club Discussion Questions

January 15, 2020

I’m thrilled that so many book clubs are reading BETTY FORD: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer and many have asked for some Book Club Discussion Questions. So… here you go! I’d love to hear from you if your book club is reading Betty Ford. Send your photos and questions to me on Facebook, Twitter,…