Reviews for Inga

Scott Farris’s Inga is a jewel of a book—for Inga Arvad led a life that no novelist could have invented. ... yet every word is true, told by a biographer of great sensitivity, narrative skill, and unremitting honesty.

Nigel Hamilton,  bestselling author of JFK: Reckless Youth and Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943

[A] a revealing and startling new book. . . . a great read in this stressful election season. . . . Hollywood’s leading men were mad for Inga. . . . a notorious, fascinating, and unpredictable life! . . . would make a fabulous movie. 

Liz Smith, legendary columnist

Scott Farris pulls back the curtain on a fascinating era in American history and an intriguing woman who lived through it. Inga Arvad’s complexity is what makes the book so compelling. It seems she lived multiple lives and was part of the brightest and darkest moments in twentieth-century American history.

Kate Andersen Brower, bestselling author of First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies 

In this beautifully detailed biography, Scott Farris shines a light on the complex life of Inga Arvad, a woman who received admiration from Hitler and sincere love from JFK. With exhaustive research and a fast-paced narrative, Farris reminds us that Arvad was more than just a pretty face, but a woman of tremendous influence and ability, one whose story deserves to be told.

Nathalia Holt, bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us From Missiles to the Moon to Mars 

Scott Farris has written a meticulously researched, scrupulously sensitive account of Inga Arvad’s truly remarkable odyssey and her genuine romance with the young John F. Kennedy. A page-turner par excellence, Inga disentangles fact from fiction about the woman who enchanted everyone from Hitler to Hollywood stars. 

Andrew Nagorski, bestselling author of The Nazi Hunters and Hitlerland