A new addition for Troy Public Library’s An Evening with the Author series is joining the line up. Peggy Grande, President Ronald Reagan’s executive assistant from 1989–1999, will speak to an audience on Monday, March 27, 7–8:30 pm, on her new book The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan’s Final Years. The event will take place at Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd, with a special introduction from Troy City Councilman Ethan Baker.

Grande began working for Ronald Reagan after he left office, while she was still a college student. She quickly earned a coveted role as the president’s Executive Assistant. In her book, she reveals what day-to-day life was like in Reagan’s California office, including the former president’s relationship with First Lady Nancy Reagan, and his interactions with friends, world leaders, and everyday Americans

“Peggy Grande had a front row seat to the final years of Ronald Reagan’s remarkable life. In The President Will See You Now, she shares amazing stories and renews our respect for such a remarkable leader. Peggy’s insights remind us of President Reagan’s eternal optimism and belief in the American people. For those who love Reagan, it is a must read,” said Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin

As a keynote speaker to corporate executives, political organizations, executive assistants, and student groups, Grande inspires audiences with timeless Reagan lessons and principles. A graduate of Pepperdine University, she lives in a suburb of Los Angeles, CA, with her husband, her four children, and two dogs, including Mrs. Reagan’s dog, Dutchess.

The book will be available for purchase at the event with a book signing.

To register for this event and find more information, visit troypl.org/calendar. An Evening with the Author will continue on Monday, April 24 with local author Robin Gaines and conclude on Tuesday, May 23 with New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg.


Troy Public Library is located at 510 W. Big Beaver Rd., just northeast of City Hall. Visit troypl.org for more information or call 248.524.3542 for all inquiries.