Long Center for the Performing Arts presents Jenna Bush Hager
Former first daughter and granddaughter, bestselling author, and co-anchor of the Today show, Jenna Bush Hager, will go on a national tour to support her first solo adult book, Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss.
Jenna will take fans behind the scenes of her life, from growing up inside a political family to dating in the public eye to life on the Today show set. Through it all, she’s relied on advice from her beloved grandparents who taught her about respect, humility, kindness, and living a life of passion and meaning, timeless lessons that continue to guide her as she tackles motherhood, marriage, and (very) early wake-up calls.
In Everything Beautiful in Its Time, Jenna shares moving, funny stories about her grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life. To the world, George and Barbara Bush were America’s powerful president and influential first lady. To Jenna, they were her beloved Gampy and Ganny who taught her about respect, humility, kindness, and living a life of passion and meaning. In Midland, Texas, Jenna’s maternal grandparents, Harold and Jenna Welch, Pa and Grammee, a home builder and homemaker, lived a quieter life outside the national spotlight. Yet their influence was no less indelible to their granddaughter. Throughout Jenna’s childhood and adolescence, the Welches taught her the name of every star in the sky, the way a dove uses her voice, teaching her to appreciate the beauty in the smallest things.