This book provides a special look at the White House. We'll see how the White House figures in the cultural and political life of the country as well as the life of the First Family, including a view of such events as a state dinner for the Emperor of Japan, a family birthday party, the Easter Egg Roll and a private recital for President Clinton by a saxophone quartet. Includes menus from state dinners and more than thirty recipes used in the White House kitchens. A glimpse of day-to-day life behind the events that take place in our nation's collective home. Author proceeds will be assigned to the White House Historic Association.