Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House

by Helen Thomas

Paperback, 2003

Call number

973.9 T



Scribner (2003), 240 pages


In a natural follow-up to her national bestsellerFront Row at the White House,the dean of the White House press corps presents a vivid and personal presidential chronicle. Currently a columnist for Hearst and a former White House bureau chief for UPI, Helen Thomas has covered an unprecedented nine presidential administrations, endearing herself with her trademark "Thank you, Mr. President," at the conclusion of White House press conferences. Thomas has amassed many wonderful tales about her personal interactions with and observations of the presidents and their families that can all be found inThanks for the Memories, Mr. President.In nine riveting chapters -- one for each administration -- Thomas delights, informs, spins yarns, and offers opinions on the commanders in chief, from Kennedy through George W. Bush. In these accounts, Thomas reveals Kennedy's love of sparring with the press, the unique invitation LBJ extended to Hubert Humphrey to become his running mate, and Reagan's down-home ways of avoiding the press's tougher questions. This book is as entertaining and compelling as Helen Thomas herself.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member NancyJak
interesting stories from Helen Thomas whom we've seen sitting in the front row of white house press conferences forever.
LibraryThing member horacewimsey
Another book by Helen Thomas?? Hasn't she retired twice already. I would put this book on par with the other White House resignation books (Ari Fleischer, Peggy Noonan, and more recently Scott McClellan). Contains some interesting facts, but nothing to write home about.




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