SUCH a wonderful little book. You don't have to be a Reagan fan. Just the little notes to his wife are wonderful reading. I kept picking out parts to go in to read to my husband and we'd both laugh out loud. (As opposed to my normally just annoying him with this habit. haah!)
No matter what was going on in his life or where he was-traveling to make movies, at the White House, or sometimes just across the room-Ronald Reagan wrote letters to Nancy Reagan, to express his love, thoughts, and feelings, and to stay in touch. Through these extraordinary letters and reflections, the private character and life of an American President and his First Lady are revealed. Nancy Reagan reflects with love and insight on the letters, on her husband, and on the many phases of their life together. A love story spanning half a century and the private life of this classic American couple come vividly alive in this rare and inspiring book.
This book makes you wish your husband or wife wrote love notes to you for all occasions and for no occasion at all! Theirs was a deep love that grew and spread across the decades into one of the great love stories. Such a wonderful inspiration!
My heart is stirred by this book. We are always trying to separate "the man" from "the political prowess" he exhibits as President. But I believe that because Ronald Reagan was a man who loved his family and his fellow man, he was able to inspire a nation during his eight years as President. I am grateful to have had opportunity to listen to this audio book.
I was absolutely charmed by the sweet romance of the Reagans as told through their candid and touching letters and cards. You could really feel the emotions of both of them. I felt it was well worth a step back in time to read about them as a couple. Nancy filled in with her memories in between the letters. The book also contained many photos of the Reagans as well as photos of the actual letters.
I didn't know much about Ronald and Nancy Reagan before listening to this CD set but hearing his letters read aloud (by someone with a similar voice) and hearing her devotion to him (again, by someone with a similar voice) gives a very clear picture of their intimate relationship, marriage and life long love affair.
It's difficult to imagine a man who is President of the United States refer to his wife as "Nancy Pants" or "Poo Pants" or to hear that he wrote her nearly every day of his life expressing his deep love for her and repeating that he could not live without her.
Whether or not you are a Republican or a Reagan fan, if you enjoy an inside look at a power couple who carried on a lifelong love affair through assassination attempts, breast cancer, Alzheimer's and more, you will love this collection of letters.