An evening with Gary Ginsberg: First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents
Author Gary Ginsberg's new book First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents examines White House history as told through the stories of the best friends and closest confidants of American presidents, including friendships ranging from Lincoln and Joshua Speed to Bill Clinton and Vernon Jordan. Join us on Zoom on Monday, September 13 at 7 pm to hear more about this unique perspective on the presidents. Bookends & Beginnings will be selling books for the event which is co-sponsored by the Evanston Public Library and other Chicagoland libraries.
Gary Ginsberg grew up in Buffalo New York, home to two US presidents. A lawyer by training, he has spent his professional career at the intersection of media, politics, and law. He worked for the Clinton administration, was a senior editor and counsel at the political magazine George, and then spent the next two decades in executive positions in media and technology at News Corporation, Time Warner and SoftBank. He has published pieces in the the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and was an on-air political contributor in the early days of MSNBC. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons. First Friends is his first book.