Party Like a President

True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office
by Brian Abrams, John Mathias

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There’s the office: President of the United States. And then there’s the man in the office—prone to temptation and looking to unwind after a long day running the country. Celebrating the decidedly less distinguished side of the nation’s leaders, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a compelling, hilarious, and true American...
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Published By Workman Publishing Company

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 272

Publication Date 02/10/2015

ISBN 9780761180845

Dimensions 5 inches x 8 inches

" entertaining read." - The Chicago Tribune

"Brian Abrams has written the definitive account of White House alcoholism. So before you vote on whose inebriated finger gets to push the button and maybe kick off World War End of Story, read Party Like a President. There’s no better way to enjoy the declining days of this American empire than reading a book that teaches you how your favorite presidents got plastered."
- Roseanne Barr

"Infotainment and history mix well in this delightful cocktail of facts, factoids, and myths about our imbibing leaders."
Don Fulsom, author of Nixon’s Darkest Secrets

Brian Abrams has unearthed a trove of incredible presidential vices that will make you wonder how the U.S. government has managed to function as long as it has.
— Matthew Algeo, author of Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure and The President Is a Sick Man

"Abrams hoists a stein of pithy irreverence to all the American presidents and their drinks. Each chapter runs riot with wry rye, yet pauses to tap the right spot and pace out the most intoxicating of his many tales. And herein, and only herein can the universe discover that most sacred of recovered lost treasures: Nellie Taft’s controversial knock-them-off-their-socks recipe for champagne punch."
Carl Sferrazza Anthony, author of Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era

"If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear Brian was a 200-year-old pot dealer who always shows up with a six-pack. He’s got the goods on all the commander-in-chiefs’ vices in exquisite detail. He’s like the Ken Burns of presidential alcoholism."
actor Samm Levine, Freaks and Geeks

"It should come as no surprise to anyone how much of human history is the result of great leaders trying to get laid. But then you read Party Like a President and realize that the skirt-chasing and debauchery at 1600 Penn could rival the worst (or best) of frat parties. The Tri-Lambs have nothing on these nerds."
actor Andrew Cassese, Wormser from Revenge of the Nerds

"I’ve read the book, and I can pretty safely say that most of the words are spelled correctly. He’s got a good sense of where to put commas and periods."
Gilbert Gottfried

"Finally, a book on American history that I’d actually read."
actress Artemis Pebdani, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia