Ford, Betty


Frank, candid autobiography of the First Lady detailing her life before, during, and after The White House


Type: Signed Book
Description: (1918-2011) First Lady 1974-77. Studied modern dance at Bennington College, member of Martha Graham’s company, fashion model for John Robert Powers Agency. Married Jerry Ford during his (1st) 1948 congressional campaign and after he won, lived in the Washington area for nearly three decades thereafter. As First Lady she expressed herself with humor and forthrightness -forced to undergo radical surgery for breast cancer in 1974, she reassured many troubled women by discussing her ordeal openly. She did not hesitate to state her views on controversial issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment, which she strongly supported. From their home in California, she was equally frank about her successful battle against dependency on drugs and alcohol, and helped establish the Betty Ford Center at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.

“The Times of My Life” by Betty Ford with Chris Chase, Harper & Row, Publishers and the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., 305pps, with color dust jacket featuring portrait of Mrs. Ford on front, President & Mrs. Ford on back cover,  insc. “to Nancy and Bill Crist/With warmest wishes/Betty Ford/Feb 25, 1981” on title page.

Condition: Very good, very slight rubbing to back of dust jacket

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