Friday, October 28, 2016

Character Interview: Edith Wilson of 'Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson'





We’re thrilled to be talking to Edith Wilson  from William Hazelgrove,  Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Edith Wilson.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

I am forty four and I am the wife of the President of the United States.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

I am very forthright and I will tell you what I think even if you don’t  like it.

What would I love the most about you?

My wit, my snappy repartee, my laug.

What would I hate the most about you?

The fact I hold grudges and when I write someone off they cease to exist.

Where do you go when you are angry?

I let everyone know and demonize my enemies 

What makes you laugh out loud?

A good joke or someone falling down. Slapstick.

What is in your refrigerator right now?

In my ice box is some milk, cream, and eggs.

What is your most treasured possession?

My electric car. It was the first one in the District of Columbia and I had the first drivers license.

What is your greatest fear?

That my husband and I will never be able to have a private moment since he is the President.

What is the trait you most not like about yourself?
                                                                                                       
My handwriting. Since I had only two years of school I write like a child.

About the Author

William Elliott Hazelgrove is the best-selling author of thirteen novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks, Mica Highways, Rocket Man, The Pitcher, Real Santa, Jackpine and The Pitcher 2. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly and Booklist, Book of the Month Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards and optioned for the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway's birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications. He has been the subject of interviews in NPR's All Things Considered along with features in The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Richmond Times Dispatch, USA Today, People, Channel 11, NBC, WBEZ, WGN. The Pitcher is a Junior Library Guild Selection and was chosen Book of the Year by Books and Authors. net. His next book Jackpine will be out Spring 2014 with Koehler Books. A follow up novel Real Santa will be out fall of 2014. Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson will be out Fall 2016. Storyline optioned the movie rights. Forging a President How the West Created Teddy Roosevelt will be out May 2017.
He runs a political cultural blog, The View From Hemingway's Attic.

For More Information
About the Book:

Title: Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson
Author: William Hazelgrove
Publisher: Regnery
Pages: 352
Genre: Narrative Nonfiction

After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Mrs. Wilson had had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four years; yet, in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs. Wilson dedicated herself to managing the office of the President, reading all correspondence intended for her bedridden husband. Though her Oval Office authority was acknowledged in Washington, D.C. circles at the time--one senator called her "the Presidentress who had fulfilled the dream of suffragettes by changing her title from First Lady to Acting First Man"--her legacy as "First Woman President" is now largely forgotten.

William Hazelgrove's Madam President is a vivid, engaging portrait of the woman who became the acting President of the
United States in 1919, months before women officially won the right to vote. Movie Rights Optioned by Storyline Entertainment.

For More Information

  • Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson is available at Amazon.
  • Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

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