"(Don Stinson) may be the only man in the world who can say (his) wingmen were Bob Hope and Charlton Heston!"
John Grayson and Jennifer Blume 550AM KTRS- St. Louis
"This is a really cool book.... (the story of) a kid who kind of 'Forrest Gumps' his way into all kinds of interesting situations."
Bradley Jay, WBZ News Radio 1030 - Boston
"(Written in) a unique style! I call it 'whimsical irony.'"
Dr. John Cook, Good Books Radio, PBS Radio Stations
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Political Humor, Presidents and Heads of State, History Humor,
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The truly flabbergasting, real-life story of a teenager, an Oval Office, and a ringside seat to Watergate.
At the age of 17, Don Stinson accidentally landed a job in the White House during Watergate, the largest political scandal in American history.
A truly insignificant member of the Nixon White House staff, he frequently loitered outside of the Oval Office to watch it unfold. What he saw throughout the White House ran the gamut from the deeply profound to the wildly hilarious.
He was also a kid who did the same kind of harebrained things most teenagers do.
Only steps away from the Oval Office, he fought with a foreign head of state for space in a restroom. He devised a shortcut that tripped countless alarms and summoned an agitated band of Secret Service agents. He spilled ice water on Frank Sinatra. And that was just the small stuff.
A funny, fast-paced memoir, Downstairs at the White House is richly decorated with presidents, first ladies, celebrities ... and events that shook America.