Peggy Grande’s story is a beautiful read about a man and a young woman who had the opportunity of a lifetime to know Ronald & Nancy Reagan for the better part of 20 years; 10 years as his Executive Assistant from 1989 – 1999.
Her book captures the civility and kindness of Reagan as well as her own story of coming of age.
Today, the message & life lessons this book brings to the forefront is calming, hopeful, kind and optimistic for all generations of Americans.
With most public figures there is a public persona and a private persona. I hope in this book that people will see Ronald Reagan as I saw him behind the scenes – and realize that he was the exact same person when the cameras were rolling as he was when they weren’t. He lived a life of respect and kindness and graciousness and gentlemanly manners and thoughtfulness all the time, regardless of whether or not he thought someone was watching. Those who criticized him as being extremely complex and harboring deep secrets missed the beauty of his simplicity. He loved God, his country and his wife and lived his entire life in service to those three things. Through and through he was exactly the same. Pure and true Ronald Reagan – Peggy Grande