Event Recap: A Conversation with Jean Becker

On Thursday, June 24, the Barbara Bush Foundation hosted a conversation with Jean Becker about her new book, The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H. W. Bush’s Post-Presidency.

We are thrilled for Jean, and we were delighted to celebrate her success as a New York Times bestselling author! We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather, a better setting, or a more entertaining and inspiring discussion. You can purchase her book here.


Clockwise from top left: President and CEO British A. Robinson, Jean Becker, and Anita McBride. Jean Becker reading an excerpt from her new book, “The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H. W. Bush’s Post-Presidency.”


We’re so grateful to Anita McBride, White House Historical Association Board Member and long time Barbara Bush Foundation friend and supporter for her personal and unique introduction, and to Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs and Chief Washington Correspondent and Host of Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, for sharing her time and talent with us as moderator. Thanks are also due to our friends from the White House Historical Association for hosting us at the beautiful Decatur House. Read more about the guests of the event in POLITICO’s Playbook PM.

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