First Friends Press

“entertaining and enlightening romp through interpersonal presidential relationships.” — USA TODAY

“For historians and President-watchers, “First Friends” is the book you’ve been needing for ages.” — Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez

“Readers will delight in this intriguing look at the human side of the presidency.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“A fresh, well-written take on the lives of our presidents.”— Kirkus

“In his new book, “First Friends,” Gary Ginsberg chronicles the unelected yet undeniably powerful people who shape presidencies.” — Maureen Dowd, The New York Times

“In his new book, Gary Ginsberg chronicles the most impactful presidential friendships including Eddie Jacobson and Vernon Jordan” — Jewish Insider

“The bonds between Ormsby-Gore and the Kennedys are explored in a new book, Gary Ginsberg’s First Friends: The Powerful Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents.” — People

“He told me once that there was no one else with whom he could be so completely himself.” — People

“Gary Ginsberg’s proximity to power during his years as a lawyer in the Clinton White House gave him a keen understanding of how influence works in the executive branch.” — Variety

“‘First Friends’ is a new book that details the unelected and influential friends of American Presidents” — Daily Mail

“this eclectic nine-part White House history provides a different perspective on political power and the pressures of leadership that is both sympathetic and fair.” — WSHU

“a captivating look at presidential friendships” — Aish

“Gary Ginsberg has written in First Friends a romp of a read.” — Washington Independent Review of Books

“author Gary Ginsberg reminds readers of an easily forgotten truism: presidents are people too.” — Algemeiner

First Friends TV Appearances


New Day – CNN

Morning Joe – MSNBC

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The Lead with Jake Tapper – CNN

Don Lemon Tonight – CNN

Good Day New York – Fox 5

Opening Bell – Cheddar

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