UPDATE - 8/23/20: This event will now be a virtual event on September 8th.
UPDATE - 3/23/20: This event has been postponed to September 20th.
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Former first daughter and granddaughter, bestselling author, and co-anchor of the TODAY show Jenna Bush Hager will bring her national book tour to the Gaillard Center on Saturday, May 2nd at 7 pm. Hager is touring in support of her first solo adult book Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss.
At the events, Jenna will take fans behind the scenes of her life - from growing up inside a political family to dating in the public eye to life on the TODAY show set. 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.
“I can’t wait to hit the road and share stories about the people I love, and hear from others about all of the things that are beautiful in their lives,” Hager said.
In Everything Beautiful in Its Time, Hager shares moving, funny stories about her grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life. To the world, George and Barbara Bush were America’s powerful president and influential first lady. To Hager, they were her beloved Gampy and Ganny who taught her about respect, humility, kindness, and living a life of passion and meaning. In Midland, Texas, Jenna’s maternal grandparents, Harold and Jenna Welch - Pa and Grammee - a home builder and homemaker, lived a quieter life outside the national spotlight. Yet their influence was no less indelible to their granddaughter. Throughout Jenna’s childhood and adolescence, the Welches taught her the name of every star in the sky, the way a dove uses her voice - teaching her to appreciate the beauty in the smallest things.
Now the mother of three young children, Hager reflects on the year she and her family lost Barbara and George H.W. Bush and Jenna Welch. In this collection of heartwarming, intimate personal essays, Hager reveals how they navigated this difficult period with grace, faith, and nostalgic humor, uplifted by their grandparents’ sage advice and incomparable spirits. Filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable stories, Everything Beautiful in Its Time captures the joyous and bittersweet nature of life.
Each event ticket includes a copy of Everything Beautiful in Its Time (a $26.99 value). Tickets go on sale Friday, January 24th at 10 am. Click here for more information.