Kate Andersen Brower (Author of The Residence)
Q&A with Kate Andersen Brower
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From the publisher: From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House. Now, as she did in her smash 1 bestseller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources—from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers—to tell the stories of the ten remarkable women who have defined that role since
Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from hundreds of hours of interviews with residence staffers—most speaking publicly for the first time—with archival research and candid conversations with three former First Women and the children of four presidents, Brower tells the story of the service staff at the White House and the famous families they serve. Brower explores the close-knit relationships between the people that have helped run the White House behind the scenes and the first families, from the Kennedys to the Obamas. Brower's insight into America's first families and these staff members gives audiences a unique and unprecedented glimpse into American history. Truman Library Institute raved, "Kate Andersen Brower delivered an informative and engaging public program — we've heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests. In addition to delivering a superb talk about life inside the White House, Kate is wonderful to work with and a gracious guest. I highly recommend booking her for your next event.