The Bush sisters are opening the book on growing up in a political dynasty.
Former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will release a joint memoir titled Sisters First: Stories From Our Wild and Wonderful Life in the fall, Grand Central Publishing announced Wednesday.
Due Oct. 24, the book will recount how the 35-year-old twin daughters of former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush have navigated coming of age in the public eye — from their grandfather George H.W. Bush’s presidential inauguration to their father’s own swearing-in to their college years spent under the watchful eyes of both the Secret Service and the paparazzi. Laura Bush will provide the foreword.
“We’ve always felt lucky that we had each other to walk side-by-side as sisters through the extraordinary circumstances of our ordinary lives,” the Bush sisters said in a statement. “We are so excited to share the stories that mean the most to us — from the ones that made us laugh to those that shaped us the most — and we hope to make Sisters First an entertaining read that will also give readers a more nuanced look behind the headlines.”
Jenna Bush Hager previously penned the nonfiction book Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope and has co-authored two children’s books with her mother. She also contributes to the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and Southern Living magazine. Barbara Pierce Bush is the cofounder and CEO of Global Health Corps, a nonprofit organization promoting global health equity.
Grand Central’s senior vice president and publisher, Ben Sevier, said in the announcement that the company is “proud to publish this touching and funny portrait of two sisters leading singular American lives.”