“The Former First Lady and the Football Hero” by A.M. Homes

by kattomic

“The Former First Lady and the Football Hero” by A.M. Homes


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I do not remember where I first read this story, only that it really hit home and forever changed my view of Nancy Reagan. (Before I’d mostly seen her as a lollipop head in a red suit, most notable for her reliance on astrology and a “stand by your man” fidelity.) This story imagines how she might have coped with Ronnie as his mind disappeared into the fog of Alzheimer’s, one of the cruelest diseases out there. It is an amazing story. You can find it in Homes’ collection, Things You Should Know.

See you tomorrow when we’ll finally know who will be president for the next four years!