Wine and Book Club - March

  • March 7, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Heather's Place - Printer's Row

It is that time again for the March Book Club Pick, February was another great group with great conversation, lots of snow and of course in perfect Wineaux fashion great wine!  March we will be reading - First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents By Bonnie Angelo

Here is how it will work - get the book, try and have it finished by the meetup (even if you don't finish it still come) and bring a bottle of wine. The host will provide light appetizers and you all will provide the conversation, opinions and general fun for the evening.

At the end of the March book club we will announce our April host and the next book.

A bit about our March book:

Succinct and highly readable, this group portrait of the 11 women who gave birth to America's 20th-century presidents might just put a more favorable spin on the phrase "mama's boy." From Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, all these chief executives were devoted to their mothers (relations with Dad were often more problematic), and that devotion had a direct effect on their presidencies--for the most part, a positive one. Sara Delano Roosevelt's adoration gave her son the self-confidence necessary to champion the New Deal's more unpopular measures. Martha Truman's personal experiences of the Civil War's bitter aftermath inspired Harry's determination to lend a hand to the vanquished as well as the victorious after World War II. Ida Eisenhower's pacifism didn't prevent her from supporting Dwight's decision to pursue a military career, but it shaped him into that welcome rarity, "a military leader who hated war." Lillian Carter's defiance of Southern mores to espouse civil rights and her precedent-shattering stint in the Peace Corps (at age 68) affected Jimmy's emphasis on human rights as well as his post-presidential commitment to serve the less fortunate. Virginia Kelley gets slapped for imparting to Bill Clinton the sense that "rules were for other people," but she's also credited with instilling his famous ability to feel other people's pain. In First Mothers, Bonnie Angelo, a longtime correspondent for Time magazine, delineates 11 different lives with a journalist's gift for cogency and an ability to see underlying similarities. Many of the facts here are familiar, but her interpretations are fresh.

**Also as a reminder we use the three strikes you're out rule if you do not cancel your RSVP by noon the day of book club.  We hope to get a great group of 12 people that will show up to discuss every month.  With a waiting list last month there is no reason to not have full attendance every month!  Happy Reading!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed all of the ladies and the book so much! Can't wait for next time!

    March 8, 2013

  • Irma

    Fantastic as always!

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ladies! I'm looking forward to it. I may be early because I'm taking the train straight down from Deerfield! I'll try to walk slowly from Union.

    March 6, 2013

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