If you've ever wondered what the "old" First Ladies were like - the ones from amrtha washington through Mamie Eisenhower, thenyou'll get an earful with "LADIES: A Conjecture of Personalities." Its author, Feather Schwartz Foster, a Scotch Plains, NJ resident, will discuss her recent book at a program sponsored by the Westfield Historical Society at noon, Wednesday, September 1, 2004.
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 inventive dialogue-boxes, the author allows the Ladies to talk to each other acrodd Eternity. The Modern First Ladies (Mrs. Kennedy through Mrs. Clinton) particiate in commentary.
This is the first program in the Westfield Historical Society's 2004-05 season, and it meets at B.G. Fields Restaurant in Westfield.
Feather Schwartz Foster will have copies of "LADIES: A Conjecture of Personalities" on hand for sale and inscription.