by Joe Nathan – “Simple Choices” is one of the wisest, most humble and helpful books for parents that I’ve read in a long time. It’s written by Lisa Graham Keegan, a nationally recognized educator and political leader who has had to deal with her father’s desertion of the family, discovery that she is carrying a genetic disorder and several other huge challenges. But with laughter and love, she has emerged as a kind, caring, positive parent. She has wonderful stories to tell and creative suggestions I’ve read nowhere else.
This is the most personal book I’ve ever read by an elected official. Keegan started her career as a speech pathologist, worked with military veterans, was later elected to the Arizona Legislature and later was elected as the state’s commissioner of education. She worked with Sen. John McCain and former President George H.W. Bush.