Before former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made his mark as one of the most recognized staffers in the Trump administration, he built a decades-long career in Republican politics, witnessing and shaping the inner workings of Washington, DC, from every vantage point — as a House of Representatives communicator, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Chief Strategist of the Republican National Committee, and top advisor to presidential campaigns.
In December 2016, he received the call of a lifetime. President-elect Donald J. Trump had chosen him to be the White House press secretary, and his life hasn’t been the same since.
When he accepted the job, Spicer was far from a household name. But then he walked into the bright lights of the briefing room, and the cameras started rolling. His every word was scrutinized. Every movement was parodied. Every detail became a meme.
And that’s just the public side.
Few in Washington are as well-equipped as Spicer to pull back the curtain and dissect what’s really happening in the nation’s capital. In his provocative and enlightening political memoir, The Briefing, Spicer reveals the truth behind some of the biggest news stories of our time, and he offers a glimpse into what it’s like to stand at the press secretary’s podium — and how he got there.
On Friday, August 10, Spicer will bring these insights to the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches for a noon luncheon and book signing at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on the Forum Club’s website along with copies of The Briefing, which will also be available for purchase at the event thanks to a partnership with the Palm Beach Bookstore.
Now more than ever, Americans watch from the sidelines as professional athletes, particularly pro football players, become the topic of breaking news and the source of fervent political discussions.
On September 24, New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent and New York Times bestselling author of This Town, Mark Leibovich, will join the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches for a noon luncheon and book signing at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts to discuss one of our nation’s greatest pastimes and its rising influence in American culture.
Like millions of Americans, Leibovich has spent more of his life tuned into pro football than he’d care to admit. However, he mostly kept his obsession quiet, making a nice career for himself covering what he calls “the other playground for rich and overgrown children,” American politics.
However, in Summer 2014, after repeated Hail Mary attempts to reach Tom Brady to gauge his willingness to subject himself to a profile, Leibovich found himself at the start of a four-year odyssey that took him deeper inside the National Football League (NFL) than anyone has gone before. From the owners’ meeting to the draft to the sidelines of crucial games, Leibovich has taken in the show at the elbow of everyone from Brady to big-name owners to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
In his latest book, BIG GAME, Leibovich chronicles “peak football” – the high point of the sport’s economic success and cultural dominance, but also the time when the dark side began to show. With increased attention brought to concussions and the NFL’s ongoing culture war with the “take a knee” movement, Leibovich will shed light on the protests, backlash and presidential interference that has exposed fault lines within the sport that are all too similar to those found in today’s society.
Tickets for this event will go on sale Monday, August 13, and may be purchased on the Forum Club’s website along with copies of BIG GAME, which will also be available for purchase at the event thanks to a partnership with the Palm Beach Bookstore.
Twenty years after the Starr Report and the Clinton impeachment, former special prosecutor Ken Starr will join the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on Monday, October 15, to share his definitive account of one of the most divisive periods in American history.
With today’s headlines filled with debates about presidential abuse of power, sexual harassment, and what actions actually justify impeachment, Starr’s insights have become more relevant than ever. While the story has been told from a variety of perspectives, including journalists, pundits, and various participants, the prosecutor at the center of the storm has kept relatively silent… until now.
Starr will finally share his unique perspective on the investigation that began with the Whitewater land deal and spread to a wide range of President Clinton’s actions, including accusations of sexual harassment and perjury in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. His narrative includes behind-the-scenes details that have never before emerged, as well as a new analysis from the perspective of history.
Starr served as independent counsel, investigating the Clinton Administration, from 1994 to 1999. His distinguished legal career also includes service as Solicitor General of the United States under President George H.W. Bush, a federal court of appeals judge nominated by President Ronald Reagan, and law clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. He served as president of Baylor University from 2010 to 2016 and as Dean of the Pepperdine School of Law from 2004 to 2010.
The noon luncheon and book signing will be held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Tickets will go on sale in September and can purchased on the Forum Club’s website along with copies of Starr’s Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation, which will also be available for purchase at the event thanks to a partnership with the Palm Beach Bookstore.