Kate Andersen Brower

Journalist & Author of the #1 New York Times Best-Sellers The Residence and First Ladies

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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 Ladies 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.

Kate captivated Microsoft’s employees with her insider’s account of the White House. Countless employees have commented on Kate’s ability to provide an exceptional behind-the-scenes look at life within those hallowed halls. Her non-partisan, detailed account of White House staff stories and memories is one not to be missed. Well worth the time!

- Microsoft

Brower also speaks about her second book, First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies, giving audiences a small glimpse at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: America’s First Ladies—from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.

About Kate Andersen Brower

Kate Andersen Brower is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House. Her book has been optioned by Kevin Spacey’s production company, Trigger Street Productions, and is in development to be made into a television series.

In April 2016, Brower released her second New York Times best-seller, First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies. In it, Brower explores the friendships and rivalries between the first ladies and the behind- the-scenes dynamics of life in the White House.

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.

Truman Library Institute

Brower covered the White House for Bloomberg News and Businessweek, and as part of the White House press corps traveled across the U.S. and around the globe on Air Force One, accompanying President Obama on dozens of trips including stops in Colombia, Poland, Ireland, France, England, and Portugal. She was also assigned to cover First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. She was one of three reporters who traveled with the vice president to Mongolia, China, and Japan. She has written for the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Washingtonian.

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  • The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
  • First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies

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