My Turn The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan Author:Nancy Reagan with Willaim Novak During our White House years I said almost nothing about how I rally felt regarding the controversies that swirled around me..But now those years are over, and it's my turn to describe what happened. — About Ronald Reagain:Although Bonnie loves people, he often seems remote, and he doesn't let anybody get too close. There's a wall around him. He ... more »lets me come closer than anyone else, but there are times when even I feel thaat barrier.
About being a Mother: What I wanted most in all the world was to be a good wife and mother. As things turned out, I guess I've been more successful lat the first than at the second.
About her influence:I make no apologies for telling Ronnie what I thought. Just because you're married doesn't mean you have no right to express your opinions. For eight kyears I was sleeping with the President and if that doesn't give you special access, I don't know ahat does.
About Astrollogy:What it boils down to is that each person has his or her own ways of coping wit trauma and grief, with the pain of life, and astrology was one of mine. Don't criticize me. I wanted to say, until you have stood in my place. This helkped me. Nobody was hurt by it-except, possibly me.
About Don Regan:His very first day on the job Don said that he saw himself as the chief operating officer of the country. But he was hired to be chief of staff...Although I believed for a long time that Donald Reagan was in the wrong job. my power in getting him to leave has been greatly exaggerated. Believe me, if I really were the dragon lady that he described in his book, he would have been out the door many months earlier.« less