Book Review: Lady Bird and Lyndon Johnson: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that made a President

Friday, January 15, 2016

Author: Betty Boyd Caroli

Summary from Goodreads:
In this book, the marriage of former President Lyndon Johnson and his wife “Lady Bird’ is discussed at detail. There are passages that read like history, while others that read like stories that only their closest friends would know about their lives. An interesting book about marriage and the sacrifices that they made to be together.   

Personal Review:
I was given a copy of this book for free from JellyBooks. Even though I was provided it, all opinions are my own.

From the early days, she was known as “lady bird’ from the nurse who gave her that nickname. She was incredibly influenced by her father T.J. and the practice of being a business man. He was a mama’s boy who was pushed a child. Described in the book as sometimes needy, sometimes cocky, he was one of a kind. He took up politics and government in college and that helped shape his path.

The book focuses on the marriage between the two and how it had its benefits to both parties. There were good times and bad times, but in all times it seemed as though they needed each other. They had traits that offset each other and they benefited from that.

I thought the book was an interesting read. I would like to read a few other perspectives to gain a better understanding and to know if the story would be told the same way by another author. For those interested in history, I think you would enjoy this book.

Happy Reading!

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