The Residence Lib/E: Inside the Private World of the White House (Library)

Kate Andersen Brower (Author) Karen White (Read by)

Product Details

Publish Date
April 07, 2015
6.6 X 1.2 X 6.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Compact Disc

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About the Author

Kate Andersen Brower is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Residence, First Women--also a New York Times bestseller--and First in Line. She is a CNN contributor who covered the Obama White House for Bloomberg News and is a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and the Washington Post. She lives outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and their three young children.

Karen White has been narrating audiobooks since 1999, with more than two hundred to her credit. Honored to be included in AudioFile's Best Voices and Speaking of Audiobooks's Best Romance Audio 2012 and 2013, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.


Both elegant portraiture and highly readable, important White House history...Highly recommended!

-- "Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author"

Prepare to encounter the motherlode: Kate Brower's The Residence.

-- "Glamour"

As engrossing as Downton Abbey, Brower's book takes us into the captivating secret world.

-- "Entertainment Weekly"

The tell-all The Residence, featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious.

-- "Washington Post"

A juicy new book...[and] a touching story.

-- "Daily Beast"

Although most of the interviewees keep their memories close to the vest, some share anecdotes that truly humanize their employers...from the mundane (Lyndon B. Johnson's shower specifications) to the dramatic (Hillary Rodham Clinton's response to her husband's cheating scandal)...Fascinating...[with] all the intriguing vignettes.

-- "Library Journal"

Anecdotes both touching and hilarious about living and working in the White House, 'the country's most potent and enduring symbol of the presidency'...A work of great historical interest that is also quite entertaining.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

This intimate portrait of what it's like to take care of the first family is a compelling read...[and] adds unique context to understanding our presidents as human beings.

-- "Chuck Todd, moderator, Meet the Press"

Superbly reported...A fascinating backstage account of the world's most famous residence.

-- "Judy Woodruff, anchor, PBS NewsHour"