On January 20, 2009, first lady Laura Bush and her husband, President George W. Bush, boarded a helicopter at Andrews Air Force base, closing the chapter on his two terms at the White House. In those eight years, the former schoolteacher and librarian from West Texas became one of the most popular first ladies to ever grace the biggest political stage in the world.

Now, Laura is telling her story in her new memoir, Spoken from the Heart. In the book, she reveals what she's never been able to say about the painful criticism of her husband, her fears after September 11 and the truth about her husband's drinking.


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