Williamsburg, VA (PressExposure) October 16, 2008 -- If you've ever wondered what the "old" First Ladies were like - the ones from Martha Washington through Mamie Eisenhower, then you'll get an earful with "LADIES: A Conjecture of Personalities." Its author, Feather Schwartz Foster, a new resident of Williamsburg, VA, will be on hand to sign her book entitled "LADIES: A Conjecture of Personalities" between 1-3 PM, Saturday, October 18, at The Book Exchange, at 117 Colony Square (Jamestown Rd.), Williamsburg, VA.
According to the author, "Ladies: A Conjecture...." is a book of voices. In it, First Ladies between Martha Washington and Mamie Eisenhower tell their own stories - or, to be more exact, whatever they want - in their own words and in their own styles. It crosses boundaries between fact, conjecture and, most importantly, centuries. Through dialogue-boxes, the Ladies talk to each other across Eternity, where anything is possible. The Modern First Ladies, from Mrs. Kennedy through Mrs. Clinton participate in commentary. "The old gals talk to the reader and they talk amongst themselves. They talk about their husbands, and their children, and the White House, and the times they lived in. And, of course, politics. It's not just the stories of their lives - it's an opening into what they were like as people. They were definitely not the 'non-entities' that history usually calls them."
Author Feather Schwartz Foster has recently moved from New Jersey. She has also made more than 200 appearances lecturing about the "old gals." She is also the author of "Garfield's Train" and a children's book called "T: An Auto-Biography." Her fourth book, entitled "Presidential Lovebirds" will be published in 2009.