Books by First Ladies

Books by First Ladies

Books by First Ladies

Hillary Clinton turns 65 tomorrow, although she might not be ready to retire yet! The former first lady says she's considering the possibility of staying on as secretary of state if President Obama is reelected. After 20 years of national service, Hillary has spent much time in the public eye. And in her 2003 autobiography Living History, she opened up about life before she entered the White House with Bill, as well as what it was like to live through the ups and downs of her husband's presidency.

Our current first lady, Michelle Obama, can also add author to her résumé. Her book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, came out in May, and while it doesn't cover hard-hitting policy or politics in the White House, it does serve up a healthy portion of photos, details about the White House garden, and feel-good American values. As we know, Michelle isn't the first first lady to byline a book. But often the diaries and autobiographies come after the husband leaves office, like with Hillary Clinton. Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan, and many more first ladies have also published books. Take a look at some of them now.

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