Jeremy Bernard and Lea Berman, two former White House Social Secretaries, celebrated the publication of their new how-to book on civility and etiquette, Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life, at a party hosted by Connie Milstein at Greenwich Village’s Little Owl townhouse on Wednesday, January 10th.
Jeremy Bernard served as President Obama’s Social Secretary from 2011–2015, and Lea Berman served as Social Secretary for the George W. Bush White House from 2004–2007.
Actress Judith Light, a friend of Bernard’s, wowed the crowd with her welcome remarks and a glowing review of the book saying, “This may be the manuscript that changes the world.”
Lea Berman said of writing the book with Jeremy Bernard, “I expanded my horizons by writing this book. I came with him to Morning Joe, and he came with me on Fox News.”
Legendary gay activist David Mixner toasted the authors, noting the importance of civility and inclusion.
Helping them celebrate were notables from Washington, New York, and LA including Wayne Berman, Alice Berman, Deesha Dyer, Robert Colacello, Thomas Roberts, Jonathan Capehart and Nick Schmit, Robert Zimmerman, David Adler, Ryan Williams, Tammy Haddad, Nan Graham, Kate Lloyd, Hudson Young, Hildy Kuryk.
You can purchase the book on Amazon here.