First Edition of Betty: A Glad Awakening; Signed by Betty Ford
Betty: A Glad Awakening.
Item Number: 44005
New York : Doubleday, 1987.
First edition of the first lady’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Betty Ford on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by David Gatti.
During her time as First Lady, Betty Ford was renowned for her honesty and openness. Mrs. Ford's candor didn't stop once she left the White House. In 1978, she revealed to the world her courageous struggle to recover from an addiction to alcohol and prescription pills. Resolving to help others deal with the disease of addiction, Mrs. Ford, along with Ambassador Leonard Firestone, co-founded the nonprofit Betty Ford Center in 1982, in Rancho Mirage, California. She served as Chairwoman of the Center's Board of Directors