By Kate Andersen Brower
From the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of the groundbreaking backstairs examine the White residence, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making examine the genuine sleek energy agents at 1600 Pennsylvania road: the 1st women, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.
One of the main underestimated—and challenging—positions on this planet, the 1st woman of the us needs to be many stuff: an inspiring chief with a forward-thinking schedule of her personal; a savvy flesh presser, expert at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a spouse and mom working less than consistent scrutiny; and an capable CEO answerable for the graceful operation of numerous companies and targeted occasions on the White residence. Now, as she did in her spoil number one bestseller The Residence, former White condominium correspondent Kate Andersen Brower attracts on a big selection of untapped, candid sources—from place of dwelling employees and social secretaries to associates and political advisers—to inform the tales of the 10 impressive girls who've outlined that position considering 1960.
Brower deals new insights into this privileged workforce of exceptional girls, together with Jacqueline Kennedy, girl poultry Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. The tales she stocks variety from the heartwarming to the surprising and tragic, exploring every thing from the 1st women’ political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with different first girls to their private and non-private relationships with their husbands. She additionally deals an in depth and insightful new portrait of 1 of the most-watched first girls of all time, Hillary Clinton, asking what her tumultuous years within the White condo may possibly let us know approximately her personal old presidential run . . . and what lifestyles should be like with the nation’s first First Husband.
Candid and illuminating, this primary staff biography of the trendy first girls presents a revealing examine existence upstairs and downstairs on the world’s strongest address.