How to Break Into the White House
An irrepressible small-town girl’s up-close and personal tale of presidents, gangsters and spies
Published by: Biteback Publishing, Ltd.
Imprint: Biteback Publishing
‘I was determined to break into the White House and, with the confidence of youth, I didn’t see how anyone was going to be able to stop me.’
So how did a small-town girl from Muncie, Indiana, end up an assistant to and favourite of the President, joining George H. W. Bush for early morning runs and on the White House tennis court? In this sparkling memoir, Annie Bracken takes readers straight to the heart of the action. How do the powerful live on Capitol Hill? What is Joe Biden really like and could he be a successful President? What is life like after the White House? Packed with vivid personal portraits of Bracken’s encounters with Presidents, gangsters, spies and even some Hollywood greats, this is a joyful insider account of one woman’s journey from America’s fly-over states, through tales of hilarity and intrigue in London and Cannes, all the way to the White House.
“A breath of fresh air.” Richard Helms, former director of the CIA
“You definitely want her on your side.” Katharine Graham, owner of the Washington Post
“She brightened up the White House.” C. Boyden Gray, senior legal counsel to President George W. Bush
‘This book is a riot, bright and breezy, whose pages sparkle with unlikely insights into official Washington, with a first person flavour of what goes on behind the closed doors of power. Every line is worth the ticket; the fun is in the reading. It is on the tennis courts that she meets and sometimes is wooed by Washington's high and mighty.
Small as the book is, it offers us a spectacular range of celebrities, by whom the author is undaunted, offering not so much a memoir, as sketches of a life enthusiastically lived.’ John Carlin, author of Invictus