Sunday, May 4, 2008
First Daughter: White House Rules
First Daughter: White House Rules, by Mitali Perkins
That's right - two months after stopping by the launch party for this book, I finally read it. Worth the wait? Yes.
Meet the author: Hang out with Mitali on the Fire Escape!
What stuck with me: Okay, I have to admit this is pretty bad, coming from someone who treats boiling up some pasta as a major event. But I loved the image of Sparrow and Miranda getting to have free run of the White House kitchens. (This, by the way, is why the Williams-Sonoma catalog is a dangerous thing to have lying around.)
Makes me want to read: For a much darker take on first daughterhood, Ellen Emerson White's Long May She Reign. Also First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover for all the backstory.
Makes me want to reread: Well, I can't think of any books that I'm inspired to go back to, but it did put me in the mood to curl up with my West Wing DVDs.