Fresh Start Woman's Foundation
Fresh Start Woman's Foundation

Distinguished Speaker Series: Betty Ford Luncheon

Nov 28, 2018 - Nov 28, 2018

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Phoenix Country Club

The Distinguished Speaker Series Presents: 
BETTY FORD: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer

Fresh Start Women's Foundation is honored to be partnering with the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute for the Distinguished Speaker Series this November.  Join us on November 28, 2018 at the Phoenix Country Club for this exclusive event featuring Author Lisa McCubbin and Special Guest Clint Hill.

The first biography of the ground breaking, candid, and resilient First Lady, Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the latest book by Lisa McCubbin, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author with Clint Hill of Five Presidents and Mrs. Kennedy and Me. 

Lisa McCubbin will be joined by Clint Hill for this luncheon. A truly amazing man, Mr. Hill is the renowned Secret Service agent who famously crawled onto the trunk of the presidential limousine in the Zapruder film, seconds after President John F. Kennedy was shot.

Mr. Hill was also on board Air Force One when President Lyndon Baines Johnson was sworn in, and on the White House Lawn when President Richard Nixon took off in the helicopter the day he left office. He was also part of President Gerald Ford's Secret Service detail.

An intimate and insightful biography of Betty Ford, the groundbreaking, candid, and resilient First Lady and wife of President Gerald Ford, Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances.

Based on intimate in-depth interviews with all four of her children, Susan Ford Bales, Michael Ford, Jack Ford, and Steven Ford, as well as family friends, and colleagues, Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is a deeply personal, empathic portrait of an outspoken First Lady, who was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. With poignant details and rare insight, McCubbin reveals a fiercely independent woman who had a lively sense of humor, unwavering faith, and an indomitable spirit—the true story behind one of the most admired and influential women of our time.


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