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How Being ‘Sisters First’ Helped Bush Twins Survive The Spotlight

Former First Daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush talk about their new children’s book ahead of an appearance in Houston.

enna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
Former First Daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush.

Sisters First BookJenna Bush Hager and her twin sister Barbara Pierce Bush come from a political dynasty as the children of former President George W. Bush and the grandchildren of former President George H.W. Bush.

In 2017, the former first sisters released a memoir about their years growing up in the spotlight in both the Texas Governor’s mansion and the White House. It’s called Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life.

Now they’ve written a children’s book highlighting the unique relationship sisters often have.

It’s called, simply, Sisters First, and, in the audio above, they tell Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty, that growing up they felt lucky to have a partner to help them get through everything they experienced as children in the spotlight.

They’ll be in Houston for an event with Blue Willow Bookshop this Saturday at 7 p.m. at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church.

Bush Family with Daughters
George W. and Laura Bush with their daughters Jenna and Barbara in 1990.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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