Kate Andersen Brower is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Residence and New York Times bestseller First Women. She is a CNN contributor and has spent four years covering the Obama White House for Bloomberg News and is a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. She has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek. She lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her husband, their two young children, and their wheaten terrier.
Brower is quickly becoming a brand-name Washington writer because of her ability to deliver juicy tidbits and insider information while steering her books toward a mainstream audience without sacrificing historical credibility. -- <strong><em>Christian Science Monitor</em></strong> Illuminating and anecdote-laden . . . . Presidential history buffs will enjoy this respectful peek into one of America's most exclusive clubs. -- <strong><em>Publishers Weekly</em></strong> Brower does not deny partisan politics, but she finds an overarching spirit of camaraderie among those who've borne the office's burdens. Based on what Brower has learned from the past, she guardedly and generously tries to anticipate how Donald Trump will fare when he eventually joins this tiny fraternity. Insights into presidential life beyond the rancor of everyday politics will make this a very popular read for the general public. -- <strong><em>Booklist </em>(starred review)</strong> Downton Abbey for the White House Staff. -- <strong><em>Today</em> on <em>The Residence</em></strong> An intimate, compulsively readable account of the dynamics that have shaped-and sometimes destroyed-relations at the top of the American political hierarchy.... [and] a valuable addition to the literature of the modern presidency. -- <strong><em>Wall Street Journal</em> on <em>First in Line</em></strong> Crisp, engrossing.... Brower delivers what she did in her previous books, a readable, insightful account of how the vice presidency has evolved and the men could end up in the Oval Office some day. -- <strong>USA Today on <em>First in Line</em></strong> Combining fascinating inside stories with astute political insights, First in Line fills a long-missing hole in American history. We learn here how men from Richard Nixon to Mike Pence have played their sometimes essential, sometimes useless roles in the prestigious but peculiar job of Vice President. -- <strong>Cokie Roberts, author of <em>Ladies of Liberty</em>, on <em>First in Line</em></strong> Kate Andersen Brower has a wonderful reporter's eye for the telling detail that makes history engaging and real. -- <strong>Evan Thomas, author of<em> Ike's Bluff</em> and <em>Being Nixon</em>, on <em>First in Line</em></strong> A highly readable . . . deep look at the women who help and sometimes overshadow their powerful husbands. -- <strong>USA Today on <em>First Women</em></strong> A revealing look at America's first ladies, shining a spotlight on both their friendships and feuds. -- <strong>The <em>Today</em> Show on <em>First Women</em></strong> The tell-all The Residence, featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious. -- <strong>Washington Post on <em>The Residence</em></strong> Americans rarely get a glimpse of what life is really like in the fishbowl that is the White House. Kate Andersen Brower's intimate portrait of what it's like to take care of the first family is a compelling read. Whether you're a political or history junkie or devoted Downton Abbey viewer, this book adds unique context to understanding our presidents as human beings, something that's too often forgotten in our daily media grind. -- <strong>Chuck Todd, <em>Meet the Press</em>, on <em>The Residence</em></strong> Superbly reported. . . . A fascinating backstage account of the world's most famous residence. -- <strong>Judy Woodruff, <em>PBS NewsHour</em>, and former White House Correspondent for NBC News, on </strong><em><strong>The Residence</strong> </em>