Melinda Bates, Author, White House Story: A Democratic Memoir
The ultimate White House insider, Bates met Bill Clinton when they were freshmen at Georgetown University, and their friendship has survived the Clintonian vicissitudes of the decades since. After working on Clinton's 1992 campaign, Bates ran the Visitors Office for all eight years of his presidency. Now, she pulls back the White House curtains to reveal the celebrities, power brokers and political partiers who were the prime movers during Bill's and Hillary's 1993-2001 lease. Her insights remain relevant, especially since the Clintons' 2017-2025 lease is currently being offered up as a possibility.