Bombardier Books

The Envoy: Mastering the Art of Diplomacy with Trump and the World


This is a behind-the-scenes look at Trump, his cabinet, and an international diplomacy you’ve never seen before—written by someone with no scores to settle, no hidden agenda, no check to cash, and no fucks to give.

If you’ve heard of Gordon Sondland, it’s likely for one of the following two reasons: one, that he served as the US ambassador to the European Union as a political appointee of President Trump; or two, that he appeared as a pivotal witness in Trump’s impeachment trial. Yes, Sondland is the “quid pro quo” guy. But as it turns out, he has plenty to say that’s far more memorable.

People still stop Sondland at the grocery store or in the airport—Republicans and Democrats alike—and offer him high-fives. Business associates, strangers, and even close friends still ask him: “How did you do that?” What they’re really asking is: How did he survive Trump? How did he handle being grilled by the Senate intelligence committee? How did he come out of the situation intact, able to move on?

These are just a few of the questions Sondland wants to answer in The Envoy—a surprising and endlessly amusing account of inflated egos, botched phone calls, bad behavior, and international jujitsu.


“Gordon Sondland and his family have been my friends for nearly three decades. His personal story and journey are compelling.”

­–Goli Ameri, former US Assistant Secretary of State


“Hey! How did I wind up in this book? I plan to read it and find out!”

–Jay Leno


“Ambassador Sondland worked tirelessly to bring the United States and the Republic of Georgia closer together. As Prime Minister I very much enjoyed working with him. His book, The Envoy is a great read!”

–Mamuka Bakhtadze, Former Prime Minister of Georgia


“Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s book about a businessman in the United States Foreign Service is a must-read for anyone wanting an outsider’s look into the Trump Administration and the State Department. It’s not always a pretty sight, but it’s one helluva great and revealing story.”

–David Hume Kennerly, Former Chief White House Photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner


“…a surprising and endlessly amusing account of inflated egos, botched phone calls, bad behavior, and internal jujitsu.”

–Midwest Book Review