Author of the current New York Times best-seller All the Presidents’ Children, Doug Wead started out as a minister and writer. In the 1970’s, he launched a career in humanitarian service, co-founding a refugee fund in response to famine in Cambodia under the repressive Pol Pot regime. At the same time, he launched two other careers—one in political work, earning him a position as Special Assistant to the President under Bush (Senior), and one as a successful network marketer.