NEW YORK – Barbara Bush’s widely praised commencement address at Wellesley College, has been released as a book.
Scribner told The Associated Press on Thursday that “Your Own True Colors” comes out June 12. An audio edition of the 1990-speech will be published on the same day. The former first lady died in April at age 92.
Bush was invited by Wellesley after the first choice, author Alice Walker, dropped out for personal reasons. Some of the students of the women of the school protested that Bush’s life was defined by her husband’s performance. The recognition of the objections, Bush called on the graduates to respect differences and to find “their own true colors.” To notice that there is someone there could be a presidential spouse, she received loud applause when she added, “And I wish him all the best.”