Scott Farris is the New York Times bestselling author of Kennedy & Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure and Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation. A former bureau chief for United Press International and a political columnist, he has interviewed most of the men and women who have sought the presidency over the past thirty years, and has managed several political campaigns. He appeared on the 2011 C-SPAN television series The Contenders, and has appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe and Melissa Harris-Perry. His work has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two children.
Scott Farris pulls back the curtain on a fascinating era in American history and an intriguing woman who lived through it. Inga Arvad's complexity is what makes the book so compelling. It seems she lived multiple lives and was part of the brightest and darkest moments in twentieth-century American history. -- Kate Andersen Brower, New York Times bestselling author of First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies and The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House Scott Farris's Inga is a jewel of a book-for Inga Arvad led a life that no novelist could have invented. Danish by birth, an immigrant American by choice, she bewitched men by her beauty, her journalistic flair, and that rarest of talents: to make others feel better about themselves than perhaps they had a right to. Inga's extraordinary life story takes us across whole continents, featuring financiers, filmmakers, adventurers and politicians-including, most spectacularly, the young JFK. It is the stuff of legend-yet every word is true, told by a biographer of great sensitivity, narrative skill, and unremitting honesty. -- Nigel Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of JFK: Reckless Youth and Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943 [A] a revealing and startling new book. . . . a great read in this stressful election season. . . . Hollywood's leading men were mad for Inga. . . . a notorious, fascinating, and unpredictable life! . . . it would make a fabulous movie. -- Liz Smith, columnist Scott Farris has written a meticulously researched, scrupulously sensitive account of Inga Arvad's truly remarkable odyssey and her genuine romance with the young John F. Kennedy. A page-turner par excellence, Inga disentangles fact from fiction about the woman who enchanted everyone from Hitler to Hollywood stars. -- Andrew Nagorski, author of The Nazi Hunters and Hitlerland In this beautifully detailed biography, Scott Farris shines a light on the complex life of Inga Arvad, a woman who received admiration from Hitler and sincere love from JFK. With exhaustive research and a fast-paced narrative, Farris reminds us that Arvad was more than just a pretty face, but a woman of tremendous influence and ability, one whose story deserves to be told. -- Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us From Missiles to the Moon to Mars and Cured: The People Who Defeated HIV Here is the incredible, never before told story of the blonde bombshell who won the hearts of John F. Kennedy and Adolf Hitler. Inga was among the most compelling people of the twentieth century. Scott Farris reveals the secrets she tried to take to her grave in a masterful, suspenseful book that reads like a spy thriller but is, in fact, all true. I could not stop turning pages until the end. -- Chris DeRose, New York Times bestselling author of The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War that Divided Them and Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America's Greatest President