And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side
- Rank: #62201 in Books
- Published on: 2015-04-21
- Released on: 2015-04-21
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 8.50" h x 1.00" w x 5.75" l, 1.02 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 256 pages
215 of 224 people found the following review helpful.
Fnally a very uplifting view of the world.
By Robert Crandall
My wife asked for this book and I ordered it a while ago. True to Amazon's word it arrived the day of it's actual release.
The way she made it into a series of many short stories with very high resolution pictures made it a very good read.
I was also impressed with her fairness of other views which is far from normal in todays Political books. She has a very uplifting view of life along with respect of where she came from. My wife and I highly recommend this book regardless of which side of the aisle you are on.
141 of 152 people found the following review helpful.
Smiles, Tears and Hope - Must Read
By Scott Stanzel
Dana's book is a refreshing and fun recounting of a remarkable journey from the ranch to the West Wing. She shares amusing and heartfelt stories from her days at the White House sparring with reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room and advising the President in the Oval Office. Dana's honest and relatable writing helps readers understand what happened inside the White House during consequential events of the Bush Administration. In addition, her optimism and thoughtful advice for those just getting their start in politics leaves you hopeful that civility and good cheer inside the Beltway is still possible. Washington really needs more people like Dana.
88 of 95 people found the following review helpful.
There is nothing wrong with a small town beginning. (No exclamation)
By Wayne Knicely
As a fan of The Five, Dana, and all the hosts on the show, Bob and Juan included, I was interested in what Dana would say and the advice she would share. I was not disappointed!
Her recollections of her time in The White House. Private moments with Bush 43. Private moments with the wounded. It brought tears to my eyes. I took several moments to read the passage to my wife. We both come from military families you see. 27 family members have served. From our grandparents to a son who is currently serving in the Marine Corps. If only all our leaders cared so graciously.
Dana gives sound advice. Not just on how to succeed, network, and treat others. It is sound advice on humility, loyalty, friendships and family. Things that seem more and more of short supply in this modern American.
At times humorous, encouraging, poignant, and even sad when you think of how quickly one administration can undo so much progress. As I read this book the last two days I couldn't help but compare our nation today. Not a pleasant reflection.
And the Good News Is..... Hope! America is strong because we the people have more like Dana Perino and less like those other guys.
Very good read. Thank you for sharing this with us!!