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ISBN: 0743202252
Author: Helen Thomas
Language: English
Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (April 30, 2002)
Pages: 240
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.2
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In a natural follow-up to her national bestseller Front Row at the White House, the dean of the White .

In a natural follow-up to her national bestseller Front Row at the White House, the dean of the White House press corps presents a vivid and personal chronicle of the American presidency. The recipient of more than forty honorary degrees, she was honored in 1998 with the inaugural Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the White House Correspondents' Association. The author of Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President; Front Row at the White House; and Dateline: White House, she lives in Washington, . where she writes a syndicated column for Hearst.

In an earlier book, Front Row at the White House, she provided a serious memoir of her professional life. Helen Thomas has been part of the White House press corp since the Kennedy administration. In this volume, she recalls the lighter moments, humorous anecdotes about the Presidents or their staffs. There are some funny bits here. In an earlier book, Front Row at the White House, she provided a serious memoir of her professional life.

Helen ThomasThanks for the Memories, Mr. PresidentSimilar books. Jimmy Carter left the White House in January 1981, defeated in his bid for reelection and rejected by the American public - but hardly broken. Outside the Oval Office, with a commitment rarely see. ore. Books similar to Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House. Thanks for the Memories, Mr.

Of the presidents I covered in the White House, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan were the best at deflecting the sometimes bitter acrimony associated with hard-driving . All I can say is Thanks for the memories, Mr. President. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan were the best at deflecting the sometimes bitter acrimony associated with hard-driving politics and at easing the tension. Neither of these two presidents hesitated to use the weapon at their command that gave them an aura of being good-natured and still confident. They had on their side that the public liked-and sometimes adored-them. But that didn’t mean they didn’t cuss out their tormentors and have a few choice profane words for those who crossed them. John F. Kennedy was the first president I covered nonstop.

I loved reading about Helen and her interactions with the White House. Published by Thriftbooks. Especially entertaining were her descriptions of the Gridiron dinners where she was often portraying first ladies in skits. This was a fast read, fun and entertaining. She re-tells jokes and conversations held between herself and nine presidents in her time of being "dean of the White House Press Corps". She implies that not all presidents are alike. Every one of them is different.

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Currently a columnist for Hearst and a former White House bureau chief for UPI, Helen Thomas has covered an astounding nine presidential administrations - from Kennedy through George W. Bush - endearing herself with her trademark "Thank you, Mr. President" at the conclusion of White House press conferences. Here, in a riveting chapter for each administration she has covered, Thomas delights, informs, spins yarns, and offers opinions on the commanders in chief and their families.

Front row with Helen Thomas – Thomas listens during the White House daily briefing on November 12, 2008

Front row with Helen Thomas – Thomas listens during the White House daily briefing on November 12, 2008. 4 of 18. Photos: Photos: Front row with Helen Thomas. She wrote three books: "Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times" (1999); "Thanks for the Memories Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House" (2002); and "Watchdogs of Democracy? The Waning Washington Press Corps and How it Has Failed the Public" (2006). In describing her job, Thomas once said, "I've never covered the president in any way other than that he is ultimately responsible.

Helen Thomas, a White House correspondent, questioned President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Oval Office in 1968. Frank Wolfe/LBJ Library, via Reuters. Four others were published by Scribner: Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times, in 2000; Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom From the Front Row at the White House, in 2003; Watchdogs of Democracy? The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public, in 2006; and Listen Up, Mr. President: Everything You Always Wanted Your President to Know and Do, written with Craig Crawford, in 2009.

The former grande dame of the White House press corps offers a lively and intensely personal memoir of her experiences with the First Families, from the Kennedys through two Bush administrations, covering nine presidential administrations. 100,000 first printing.

Comments:

Nilasida
5 STAR WHETHER OR NOT SHE USED QUOTES FROM OTHER PEOPLE, IT IS STILL A WONDERFUL BOOK. SHE WAS RIGHT THERE FOR SO MANY YEARS WITH SEVERAL PRESIDENTS. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Skiletus
Helen at her best. Great read
Zololmaran
Extremely interesting...
sergant
I suspect the book is terrific, but the delivery is unacceptable. The seller has issued a full credit, but what I wanted more than a credit was the book.
Granirad
I loved reading about Helen and her interactions with the White House. Especially entertaining were her descriptions of the Gridiron dinners where she was often portraying first ladies in skits.
This was a fast read, fun and entertaining. However, it came as no surprise that Nixon had a dark humor, Reagan was always full of hot air and President Jr. and Sr. need to work on their command of the English language. What was great about the book was that it allowed us in to see a very human side of the working White House. I felt a part of the briefings and press conferences.
After reading the book, I could honestly say that I knew more about the personalities of each president. Just by the tidbits in this book, it seems as though Jimmy Carter and Gerry Ford were the most genuine. Bill Clinton was certainly the most entertaining and sadly, our current president, does not always make the best impression.
Lighthearted and jovial, Helen entertains us for all 240 pages.
Ger
Much to my chagrin, most of the "memories" within the book are NOT those of Helen Thomas. She compiled various anecdotes from various members of the White House staff and the press corps and threw them together with no overall sense of cohesion (save the chapter division by president).

I have a beautifully autographed copy of the book and cherish it because I know Helen Thomas has been capable of a lot more "wit and wisdom" in her many years as a journalist than what this book reflects. If you are looking for an endearing memoir of Helen`s time in the White House, this isn`t it. One does not get a feel for how Mrs. Thomas` job has affected her (aside from her usual cantankerous quips which are readily available from other sources), and the "writing" can`t be evaluated as it is simply a bunch of secondary source material strung together by lengthy quotations. In a word, disappointing.
Ricep
I thought I was going to be interested in this book. I have seen the press conferences where Helen Thomas closes the session. She certainly had a lot of experience with the various Presidents. However, the jokes were few and far between. In fact, Ms. Thomas seems fixated with herself.
She often included less than humorous interactions with her and the various Presidents (Bush I's dog and her as an example). She also seems partisan to the Democrats than Republicans. At the end, I had far too few instances of humor in this book.

This is not a great read. It seems as if it is just an additional book from the leftovers of her first book. Look elsewhere for memories.
Helen Thomas is an inspiration to all young women wanting to persue a dream. I saw her on Enough Rope several months ago and wanted to get everything I could find that she had written and I am not disappointed. I couldn't order it in Australia so went to Amazon and was lucky to get it there. She is inspirational, gutsy and a sensational author. There wasn't one boring sentence in the book, I couldn't put it down and I am looking forward to reading more and sharing her stories with the young people I work with. An amazing read. I score it 100 out of 10, it's one of the best books I have ever read.

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