September 23, 2021
4:00 p.m. Pacific / 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Please join us for a virtual event with President George H.W. Bush’s post-presidential Chief-of-Staff Jean Becker for a discussion on her new book, The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H.W. Bush’s Post-Presidency (Publish Date: June 1, 2021). Signed copies of her book can be purchased through our website’s registration process. To register for the event and/or to pre-purchase a book, please click here. The event will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/ReaganFoundation.
As chief of staff, Jean Becker had a ringside seat to the never-boring story of George Herbert Walker Bush's life post-presidency, including being at his side when he died and subsequently facing the challenge-and great honor-of being in charge of his state funeral. Full of heart and wisdom, The Man I Knew is a vibrant behind-the-scenes look into the ups and downs of heading up the office of a former president by one of the people who knew him best.
Bush's post-presidency journey was filled with determination, courage, love, hope, humor, fun, and big ideas. He became best friends with the man who defeated him; developed the odd habit of jumping out of airplanes; and learned how to adjust to life in a wheelchair, after having lived most of his life as a high-energy athlete. He joyously saw two sons become governors of their states, one of whom would go one to become President of the United States.
What happens when you go almost overnight from being the most important and powerful person in the world to a private citizen? The Man I Knew tells just such a story, of one man's humble journey from president to man of the people.