Lisa McCubbin

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Lisa McCubbin is the writer/coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers. BETTY FORD: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer, (2018) is the first in-depth biography of one of the most influential and admired American first ladies. Email Lisa@LisaMcCubbin.com to Skype with your book club.

Coauthor of #1 NY Times bestseller MRS. KENNEDY AND ME, FIVE PRESIDENTS, and FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER with Secret Service Agent Clint Hill.

An award-winning journalist, Lisa has been a television news anchor and reporter, hosted her own radio show, and spent more than five years in the Middle East as a freelance writer. She received an Emmy nomination for the 2010 Discovery Channel documentary, THE KENNEDY DETAIL, based on the book.




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Lisa McCubbin That's a great question! Very difficult to answer with one favorite person because I've met so many interesting people--Caroline Kennedy, Lynda Johnso…moreThat's a great question! Very difficult to answer with one favorite person because I've met so many interesting people--Caroline Kennedy, Lynda Johnson Robb, former and present White House correspondents, as well as many former and current Secret Service agents, including the past three Directors. I'd have to say, however, that one of my favorite experiences was spending an afternoon with Providencia "Provi" Paredes. Provi was Mrs. Kennedy's personal assistant and boy is she a firecracker. She has some wonderful stories, but she is just as discreet as Clint Hill, and there are many memories she will take to her grave. I admire her loyalty and dedication to the Kennedy family.(less)
Lisa McCubbin There are so many "best" things about being a writer, I can't name just one! I love the fact that I can work all day in my pajamas if I want; I love t…moreThere are so many "best" things about being a writer, I can't name just one! I love the fact that I can work all day in my pajamas if I want; I love the people I meet through my research travels and during publicity tours; I love the creativity of starting with a blank page and turning it into a compelling story by finding the perfect words to describe a scene or evoke the emotions I want the reader to feel; I love being able to share a story that has never been told before. I see three phases to writing and I truly enjoy all three - the research; the writing; and the promotion. I'm lucky to be able to earn a living doing what I love.(less)
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Betty Ford Book Club Discussion Questions

I’m thrilled that so many book clubs are reading BETTY FORD: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer and many have asked for some Book Club Discussion Questions. So… here you go!


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