You can pre-order the book, which benefits The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, now.

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Pearls of Wisdom
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush wasn’t just known for the pearls that were her constant accessories. She was also known for the advice she shared with family and friends, and a new book, Pearls of Wisdom: Little Pieces of Advice (That Go a Long Way), collects the stories, pieces of advice, and pearls of wisdom that those who knew her still hold dear. According to a press release, the new book is filled with “the best advice First Lady Barbara Bush offered her family, staff, and close friends” throughout her life.

The press release continues, “First Lady Barbara Bush was famous for handing out advice. From friends and family to heads of state and Supreme Court justices, and certainly to her staff, her advice ranged from what to wear, what to say or not say, and how to live your life.” The book collects reminiscences from family and friends as they share the advice from the former First Lady that has meant the most to them. It contains stories and memories from Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, former President George H.W. Bush, former President George W. Bush, and Jon Meacham, among many others.

The former First Lady wrote four books during her life, including C. Fred’s Story, Millie’s Book, Barbara Bush: A Memoir, and Reflections: Life After the White House, and she also established The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which has promoted literacy since 1989. All author royalties from the sales of Pearls of Wisdom will be donated in support of the foundation and its causes.

The press release sums up the book, saying, “Full of Barbara Bush’s trademark wit and thoughtfulness, Pearls of Wisdom is a poignant reflection on life, love, family, and the world by one of America’s most iconic—and beloved—public figures.” The book will be released on March 3, 2020, and it’s available for pre-order now via and

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What advice has meant the most to you in your life? What advice do you always find yourself passing on to friends and loved ones?