LEADING WITH MY HEART by Virginia Kelley

LEADING WITH MY HEART

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The woman whose son, our president, feels our pain shares some of her own (and her pleasures as well) in an autobiography that offers a folksy, mom's-eye view of the ultimate American success story. Kelley also tells her own bootstrapping saga: nursing school; the death of her first husband; her troubled but not entirely awful marriage to the alcoholic Roger Clinton; the pride she's always taken in Bill. The late Kelley comes across as a tough woman who thoroughly knows what and who she is. She's tacky? So what. She offers a genial, vinegary defense of her false eyelashes. On finding another woman's lingerie in Roger's apartment (before they married): ``I'm not a jealous person, but I sure as heck don't like somebody making a Hempstead County idiot of me.'' Not very likely. What's your son or daughter's job? (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild featured alternate)

Pub Date: May 6th, 1994
ISBN: 0-671-88800-5
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1994