Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden brought together a small gathering of friends, family and media at the Vice President’s residence to celebrate FLOTUS Chief of Staff Susan Sher’s son, Graham Moore, on the publication of his first novel, The Sherlockian, a twist on the Sherlock Holmes characters.
It was a family affair with Moore’s younger brother Evan, Sher’s husband Judge Neil Cohen, and grandfather – young and spry at 92 – Dr. Charles Steiner. Vice President Biden told Moore how Sher told everyone at the White House about her son the novelist and his brother, Evan, a music executive.
The residence glowed with holiday decorations and cheer spread through the intimate crowd as Sher remarked The Sherlockian would make a great Chanukkah or Christmas gift! Friends and fans gathered to greet Christopher Hitchens who helped the first time author and wrote a back cover blurb praising the book. Moore told WHCInsider how proud he is to have ” the great writer Christopher Hitchens as a friend and supporter.”
Also seen: Andrea Mitchell and Alan Greenspan, Robin Sproul, Amy and Rome Hartman, Claire Shipman and Jay Carney, Courtney O’Donnell, Kathy Russell, Howard Fineman and Amy Nathan, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. SELF‘s new Washington Editor Marc Adelman must have been telling the Vice President a laugh riot joke because he was shaking with laughter.
The Sherlockian is published by TWELVE, the home of the great Christophers – Hitchens and Buckley. For more about the book, check out Graham Moore’s web site thesherlockian.com.