One Woman's Liberation Author:Shirley Boone "I've been the neglected housewife, the forgotten woman, toiling in the kitchen, washing the same clothes and cooking the same meals year in and year out, raising kids and serving a husband--and being taken for granted." — "I grew up as "Red Foley's daughter," then became "Pat Boone's wife," and then "Boone girls' mother"!" — "I've wondered if my ... more »life had any meaning, if anybody would really miss me should I be gone, if I'd made the wrong choices and squander my youth and my life--if I might not have had a glamorous career. I've wondered if there was such a thing as real liberation--for this one woman."
"And thank God, there was--and is!" ---Shirley Boone
About the Author:
When Shirley married Pat, she was given many opportunities to pursue her own career in radio, TV and on records. Shirley chose not to pursue her own career, but rather to join her husband on an occasional album or TV show. Her first love and energies are dedicated to trying to be a good wife and mother. Showbusiness was second nature for Shirley, since her father "Red" Foley performed in the country-western circuit. Occasionally she sang with her mom and dad on radio station WLS in Chicago. While in high school, Shirley played the lead role in the senior play. Her popularity was further attested to by being selected as homecoming queen and the "Most Popular Girl."
In 1972 Shirley was given the title of California's Honorary Mother of the Year. Along with her family she was the Entertainment Chairman of the 1972 March of Dimes.« less