Laurence Leamer has taught in a mountain school in Nepal in the Peace Corps, as well as worked in a factory in France and a coal mine in West Virginia. He has also written seventeen books, including five New York Times bestsellers and an off-Broadway play. The award-winning author's books include The Kennedy Women, The Price of Justice, and the Edgar-nominated The Lynching. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida, and Washington, D.C, with his wife, Vesna.
"shines a light on the craven culture he [Trump] exploited, where the media, the business community and the local government all went giddy and stupid at the thought of fame...The message from Leamer's book is this: Sure, Trump may be selfish, rude and a liar. But this horrible human was not grown in a test tube." - Washington Post"Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump's Presidential Palace is a Palm Beacher's sophisticated take on Trump in paradise...Leamer shows how Trump tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Leamer is an independent sort who refuses to become part of Trump's world and needn't make excuses." - New York Daily News "Back in the mid-90s, Trump was a nearly bankrupt grifter who fell in love - with a beachfront resort. In order to save Mar-a-Lago, he took on Palm Beach, went to war with the National Enquirer, and race-baited. It was the fight of his life, according to the author of Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump's Presidential Palace, and it may have informed everything that came after." - Vanity Fair