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Pres. George W. Bush & Jackie Collins in line-up for Bush Literacy Bash

Chron
January 9, 2015

By Maggie Galehouse

Barbara Bush’s 21st annual literary event, “A Celebration of Reading,” brings four high-profile authors — one of them with the last name Bush — to Houston’s Hobby Center on April 23 to benefit The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.

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President George W. Bush will appear to talk about his bestselling memoir, “41: A Portrait of My Father,” which he describes as “a love story — a personal portrait of the extraordinary man who I am blessed to call my dad.” He’ll be joined by the prolific Jackie Collins, who has sold more than 500 million copies of her books in more than 40 countries; David McCullough, whose narrative histories on figures including John Adams and Harry Truman have earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Book Awards; and Byron Pitts, the Emmy-winning ABC News anchor and correspondent who was illiterate until the age of 12 and chronicled his journey in the 2009 memoir, “Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges.”  Read more.