42nd President of the United States; Founder, Clinton Foundation
The President is Missing by President Bill Clinton and world's bestselling author James Patterson (out June 4), marks the first time a President has collaborated with a bestselling novelist on a work of fiction. The result is a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. Set in real time over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. It is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years. And a timely, historic story that will be read--and talked about--for years to come. President Clinton is set to engage in numerous live, wide-ranging conversations, offering candid insights into the process and research behind the novel, as well as the timely and alarming issues it raises about our world today.
"Fantastic! The President was extremely gracious and incredibly kind and generous. He took photographs and/or shook hands with almost every, if not every one of our guests. It was a special day for a worthwhile cause thanks to his participation. To say it was a huge success would be putting it mildly."

— Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach CA

"President Clinton was wonderful and the feedback from clients has been overwhelmingly positive. Even the largest skeptics because of their political affiliations were won over by his fantastic speech and personal charisma. He was extremely easy to work with and his staff were fantastic..."

—CLSA Emerging Markets
"The dream team delivers big time . . . Clinton's insider secrets and Patterson's storytelling genius make this the political thriller of the decade."

―Lee Child, Bestelling Author of the Jack Reacher Novels

"Truth hides on every page in this fiction--scary, remarkable truth that can only come from the ultimate insider. The President Is Missing is more than a book, it's a skeleton key that lets you inside the head of a U.S. president. What a surprising treat."

―Brad Meltzer, #1 bestselling author of The Escape Artist

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Reporter; Documentary Filmmaker, HBO
Just awarded a Pulitzer Prize and named to TIME's "100 Most Influential People of 2018," RONAN FARROW's just-released book War on Peace is a harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy. An instant New York Times and Amazon bestseller, War on Peace draws on Farrow's first-hand experience as a former State Department Official, newly unearthed documents, and rare interviews with everyone from Henry Kissinger to Rex Tillerson, to illuminate a fundamental shift in the United States' approach to foreign relations. Farrow has been making headlines in virtually every major outlet as he's been sought-out for interviews by The Late Show with Stephen ColbertABC's Good Morning America, CBS' This MorningTIME, The New Yorker, SLATE, NPR, Preet Bharara's podcast and more. Ronan also recently made headlines for his powerful commencement address at Loyola Marymount University.

"Can’t say enough about Ronan’s kindness -- respectful behavior, personally attentive to people he met. He also added levity, sometimes, at just the right moment. Professional and grateful…"

—Gonzaga University

"He sure did knock it out of the park...My goal with our meeting was that every attendee leave feeling hopeful, energized and inspired, and [his] keynote truly made that impact."
“...A gifted writer with a powerful intellect and a passion for truth, Farrow has become one of this generation’s finest journalists and War on Peace a book that will be required reading for generations to come...”
—Martha Raddatz, ABC News chief global affairs correspondent
“...Astonishing reporting and gripping prose…War on Peace is an indispensable and fascinating revelation of what diplomats actually do for our country and why undermining them is so dangerous. Farrow is a riveting storyteller... This is one of the most important books of our time.”
—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs
Prime Minister of Israel (1999-2001); Minister of Defense of Israel (2007-2012)
In the summer of 2000, the most decorated soldier in Israel's history – EHUD BARAK – set himself a challenge as daunting as any he had faced on the battlefield: to secure a final peace with the Palestinians. Set for release on May 17My Country, My Life tells the unvarnished story of Barak's, and Israel's, first seven decades; of the major successes, but also the setbacks and misjudgments. Drawing on his time as a military and political leader in the international spotlight, Barak offers candid assessments of his fellow Israeli politicians, of the American administrations with which he worked, and of himself. Ultimately, Barak sounds a powerful warning: Israel is at a crossroads, threatened by events beyond its borders and by divisions within. Regularly in-demand for his shrewd insights on Middle Eastern and global affairs, recently Barak has been sought-out for interviews with TIME, The Atlantic, CNBC, and more, to discuss the Iran Nuclear Deal. He recently addressed an audience of 1,200 CEO's at the prestigious Swiss Economic Forum. and is set to address an audience of 1,000 at the Jewish National Fund of Australia's annual dinner. 

"Here it is, almost a month after our event with PM Barak, and we are STILL accepting compliments and accolades for an absolutely first-rate event... Mr. Barak was completely on the mark. He is a lucid, graceful speaker with an engaging sense of humor. And he did not skirt the difficult issues... Prime Minister Barak was most generous with his time, extending his question and answer period after his talk so he could accommodate as many questions as possible..."

—World Affairs Council of Western Michigan 

"The event was spectacular! PM Barak was wonderful...The speech itself was very delightful and entertaining. Overall...we received great reviews and I would personally say that this was one of the best lectures we have ever had... "

—Brown University
"The life of Ehud Barak is the story of a warrior who became a statesman. My Country, My Life, an aptly titled memoir, is honest, captivating, and moving."
—Former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger

"A riveting memoir of war and almost-peace by Ehud Barak, one of Israel's wisest modern leaders. Barak describes his missions for Israel's toughest commando unit with the passion of a born soldier. The most poignant passages of this book describe Barak's unsuccessful struggle as prime minister to hammer out a peace deal with the PLO's Yasser Arafat―in what proved to be one of the Middle East's tragic 'near misses.' Barak's love for Israel animates every page of this book."

—David Ignatius, columnist for the Washington Post 
Chief International Advisor for President Barack Obama
From starting off as a 29 year-old working on Barack Obama’s campaign, to walking out the door of the White House on the president’s last day, BEN RHODES is one of the longest-serving members of the Obama administration. His new memoir, The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House, takes readers behind-the-scenes of his remarkable career, providing a revelatory, and unique, account of Obama’s presidency. Working his way up from a speechwriter, to a deputy national security advisor, and finally a multipurpose aide and close collaborator, Rhodes was a key player of the administration, privy to nearly every decision. Starting every morning in the Oval Office with the President’s Daily Brief, Rhodes traveled the world with Obama, and was at the center of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the presidency. Out on June 12th, Rhodes’ memoir is a rare look into the most pivotal moments of Obama’s career—from waiting out the Bin Laden raid to secret (and never before detailed) negotiations with the Cuban government. Ultimately The World as It Is is a poignant, intimate portrayal of Obama’s idealism, worldview, and presidency. 
"Ben was wonderful and generous with the students. Everybody appreciated his acute and thoughtful answers to the many questions asked... The students who attended the Q & A were enthusiastic and the public clearly enjoyed his open presentation."

—Indiana University

"Everything went smooth as silk. Ben talked with many, many people and generated lots of follow-up conversations and thinking by faculty and students — that’s just what we want."

—Stanford University
"Ben Rhodes is one of the most brilliant minds and powerful storytellers I’ve ever known. In The World as It Is, he doesn’t just bring you inside the room for the key moments of Obama’s presidency, he captivates you with the journey of an idealistic young staffer who becomes the president’s close friend and advisor...

—Host of Pod Save America, Jon Favreau

The World as It Is is a page-turning, unfiltered, altogether human look at Barack Obama’s presidency... Insightful, funny, and moving, this is a beautifully observed, essential record of what it was like to be there

—Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power
Forbes "30 Under 30"; Millenial Thought Leader

ALEX BANAYAN’s highly-anticipated book The Third Door, set for release June 5th but already available for pre-order, delivers game-changing insights into the secrets to true success. An unprecedented adventure that takes readers behind the scenes and into one-on-one exclusive interviews with the world’s most successful people—including Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Lady Gaga, Stephen Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Pitbull, Steve Wozniak and more— The Third Door reveals how titans of their industry launched their careers and the single trait they ultimately have in common: they all took the Third Door.  Recently sought-out for an episode of Larry King Now, in the fascinating, 24-minute interview (which has already racked up thousands of views), Banayan discusses the book, revealing how he did everything from hack his way into one of Warren Buffet’s famous shareholders meetings, and guarantee he got to ask a question, to his sit-down interview with Bill Gates, to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Gaga. Banayan translates the powerful personal story and business lessons of his book into a smash-hit keynote, consistently receiving rave reviews. He's already been sought-out to deliver his awe-inspiring keynote How to Dream Bigger, Achieve Your Goals, and Take the Third Door for an audience of 900 at the prestigious Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series.

"Alex Banayan is an unbelievable storyteller. He is thoughtful, engaging, and dynamic. Banayan represents the voice of entrepreneurship, the power of hustle, and the energy of unlimited potential."



"The event was a wonderful success! We’ve received nothing but positive feedback from students, faculty, and staff. Alex’s speech was full of energy and his interaction with the students afterward generated a great deal of interest and enthusiasm."

—Lamar University
 “From redefining success with Steve Wozniak to staring death in the eyes with Jessica Alba, this book is packed with adventure, drama, and remarkable lessons the whole way through. Whether you‘re an executive or a recent college graduate, you’ll find inspiration and wisdom in The Third Door” 

—Arianna Huffington, Founder of the Huffington Post 

 “I laughed. I cried. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time . . . Once every few decades a book comes along that defines a generation. The Third Door is it.

—Eliana Murillo, head of multicultural marketing at Google 
Founder of global learning platform Happier; TEDx Speaker
CEO and Founder of Happier NATALY KOGAN has dedicated her career to helping individuals and organizations better understand and achieve happiness. Her just-released book Happier Now brings her lifetime of lessons to a wider audience, illuminating how we can stop searching for the elusive “big happy” in the future and start cultivating our happier skills now. Not a book about positive thinking or always looking for the silver lining, Happier Now reveals the power in embracing the rich fabric of many human emotions, including the difficult ones, and learning how to use scientifically proven practices to live fully in good times and bad. Kogan shared the game-changing insights and realizations behind her book in a widely-shared Washington Post op-ed and was recently profiled in Forbes. Sought-out to deliver a keynote on Unlocking the Strategies for a Workplace that Thrives at the ADEA Annual Session, Improving Happinessand the Bottom Line at HDI 2018, and Cultivating Happiness at Work at the ICMI Contact Center Expo, Kogan's presentations and book are full of tangible, actionable tools and strategies, teaching audiences volumes about compassion, resilience, and yes, happiness.
"Nataly’s background and experience on what really drives a happier existence at work & home was very well received. She brings a lot of credibility to the topic as she is very honest about her own experiences. It was refreshing to hear. I can’t recommend enough adding an element of Happier to a company event."


"As the keynote speaker at our biggest event of the year, Nataly immediately captivated our audience... Her witty sense of humor, genuine passion for her work, and real world stories gave us inspiration (and many head nods and laughs!). Her positive energy is infectious, and our audience left feeling ready to take their careers to the next level..."

—Young Women in Digital
"Natalys passion is contagious... By making habit changes practical, by helping us reconnect to the meaning in our lives, and by opening up about the challenges she's overcome, Nataly's hopeful optimism is indomitable, inspiring and life-changing." 

—Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author

By​ ​synthesizing​ ​a​ ​treasure​ ​trove​ ​of​ ​psychology,​ ​neuroscience,​ ​and​ ​behavioral​ ​economics research,​ ​Nataly​ ​has​ ​created​ ​an​ ​immensely​ ​practical​ ​approach​ ​of​ ​what​ ​we​ ​can​ ​do​ ​every​ ​day​ ​to create​ ​more​ ​joy,​ ​feel​ ​more​ ​gratitude,​ ​and​ ​be​ ​happier.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​book​ ​we​ ​can​ ​all​ ​learn​ ​from…
—Bob Kocher, ​former​ ​Special​ ​Assistant​ ​for​ ​Healthcare​ ​and​ ​Economic​ ​Policy​ ​for​ ​President Obama

Programming Idea:  These HWA Speakers' new books provide incredible jumping-off points for events. Plus, you can add a book signing to make your event truly memorable for your audience. Let's connect and discuss how to bring one of these dynamite HWA Speakers and authors to your next event. ​