‘To­day’ host, for­mer first daugh­ter brings book tour to NC

The News & Observer (Sunday) - - Arts & Living - BY JES­SICA BANOV [email protected]­sob­server.com

“To­day” show co-host Jenna Bush Hager is com­ing to North Carolina in May as part of her book tour, just days af­ter her new book about her grand­par­ents’ wis­dom is pub­lished.

Those grand­par­ents, of course, are the late for­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush and for­mer first lady Bar­bara Bush.

The book, called “Ev­ery­thing Beau­ti­ful in its Time,” is de­scribed as “mov­ing, funny sto­ries about her beloved grand­par­ents and the wis­dom they passed on that has shaped her life,” ac­cord­ing to her book pub­lisher.

The book will fea­ture es­says about les­sons she learned from her late grand­par­ents, which have proven help­ful as she raises three chil­dren, To­day.com re­ports.

The book is set to be re­leased

April 28. Her book tour will take her to North and South Carolina, in­clud­ing stops May 1 in Raleigh and Char­lotte; and May 2 in South­ern Pines, Myr­tle Beach, S.C., and Charleston, S.C.

The Raleigh stop is at Quail Ridge Books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A lim­ited num­ber of event tick­ets are still avail­able. Or­ga­niz­ers note that it’s a book sign­ing only. Each event ticket in­cludes a copy of the book and a photo with Bush. The book store said Bush will not have time to per­son­al­ize the books.

A sim­i­lar sce­nario is sched­uled for The Coun­try Book­shop in South­ern Pines on May 2 at 10 a.m.

In Char­lotte, though, she will take the stage of the Blu­men­thal Per­form

HER BOOK TOUR WILL TAKE HER TO NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, IN­CLUD­ING STOPS MAY 1 IN RALEIGH AND CHAR­LOTTE; AND MAY 2 IN SOUTH­ERN PINES.

ing Arts Cen­ter May 1 at 8 p.m. Then, she will share her own sto­ries with a large au­di­ence. A de­scrip­tion of the event pro­vides a few more de­tails about her book.

“Through it all, she’s re­lied on ad­vice from her beloved grand­par­ents who taught her about re­spect, hu­mil­ity, kind­ness and liv­ing a life of pas­sion and mean­ing — time­less les­sons that continue to guide her as she tack­les moth­er­hood, mar­riage, and (very) early wake-up calls,” the event de­scrip­tion said.

Bar­bara Bush died in April 2018. Ge­orge H.W. Bush died later that year in Novem­ber.

JENNA BUSH HAGER’S BOOK CLUB

Hager, 38, is the daugh­ter of for­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush and Laura Bush. She was a con­trib­u­tor for “To­day,” for about 10 years when she was named co-host of the morn­ing show’s fourth hour in April 2019 to join long­time host, Hoda Kotb.

Hager has be­come in­flu­en­tial in the pub­lish­ing world, thanks to her own best-sell­ers as well as her “Read with Jenna” book club on “To­day.”

She has writ­ten chil­dren’s books (on her own and with her mother) to books about her life (“Sis­ters First” with her twin sis­ter, Bar­bara Bush).

But her book club has trans­lated into dra­matic sales boosts, who often are emerg­ing writ­ers or au­thors of color, ac­cord­ing to En­ter­tain­ment Weekly.

North Carolina au­thor Etaf Rum was one of them. Af­ter Hager named Rum’s de­but novel, “A Woman is No Man,” as the May book pick — her third se­lec­tion over­all — the book had 10 times the sales from the pre­vi­ous week and be­came a best­seller, En­ter­tain­ment Weekly re­ports.

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“To­day” show co-host Jenna Bush Hager is au­thor of “Ev­ery­thing Beau­ti­ful in its Time,” de­scribed as “mov­ing, funny sto­ries about her beloved grand­par­ents and the wis­dom they passed on.”

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“To­day” show co-host and for­mer first daugh­ter Jenna Bush Hager is the au­thor of “Ev­ery­thing Beau­ti­ful in its Time.” The au­thor is com­ing to North Carolina in May as part of her book tour.

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