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,…

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It will go down as one of the most successful undercover operations of 2020. The surprise 88th birthday party for my partner, coauthor,  and legendary Secret Service Agent Clint Hill. THE RUSE Clint thought that he and I were going to dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants. I’d told him we had seven…

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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…

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Is your Book Club reading BETTY FORD: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer? I’d love to Skype in during your discussion. You can ask me anything. . . and I’ll probably have a few questions for you too! I love connecting with readers and hearing what you liked most about the book, what surprised you,…

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My latest book, the first in-depth biography of BETTY FORD, was released Tuesday, 9/11/18  and I’m thrilled with all the wonderful reviews. Publishers Weekly gives BETTY FORD: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer a starred review, listing it among “exceptional books out this week!” “In this meticulously researched and delightful biography, [Lisa] McCubbin skillfully chronicles…

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Today would be Jackie Kennedy’s 89th birthday. She’s been gone twenty-four years, and yet she remains an icon of fashion, elegance, and timeless beauty. I didn’t know her, but through my books with Secret Service agent Clint Hill, I’ve had the great privilege to get a rare glimpse into who she really was—the woman inside that…

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Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer Lisa McCubbin. Gallery, $28 (432p) ISBN 978-1-5011-6468-2 In this meticulously researched and delightful biography, McCubbin (Mrs. Kennedy and Me) skillfully chronicles the life of former first lady Betty Ford, both in and out of the White House. Born Elizabeth Ann Bloomer in 1918, Betty—the youngest of three…

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To celebrate what would have been Betty Ford’s 100th birthday, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan has opened a beautiful temporary exhibit aptly titled, “In Step with Betty Ford.” I had the great honor of being at the ribbon cutting ceremony on April 10, along with Susan Ford Bales and many…

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A complete set of Secret Service agent Clint Hill‘s and Lisa McCubbin’s New York Times bestselling books–autographed by both authors. Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford (hardcover) Five Days in November (paperback only) Mrs. Kennedy and Me (paperback only) Complete set: $85.00 includes tax and shipping*.   Click the link…

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CLINT HILL FINAL APPEARANCES FOR 2016 Clint Hill and I are wrapping up the 2016 Five Presidents book tour with two final events in Austin, Texas and Denver, Colorado. I get so many Tweets, Facebook messages and emails from people saying they want to meet Secret Service Agent Clint Hill. Well, this is your last chance…

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