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From the corner of the oval : a memoir

Author: Beck Dorey-Stein
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Random House Audio, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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The compulsively readable, behind-the-scenes memoir that takes readers inside the Obama White House, through the eyes of a young staffer learning the ropes, falling in love, and finding her place in the world.Recommended for summer reading by theSkimm • Entertainment Weekly • Refinery29 • Bustle • PopSugar"[This] breezy page turner is essentially Bridget Jones goes to the White House."--Peter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
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Biography
Named Person: Beck Dorey-Stein
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Beck Dorey-Stein
ISBN: 9780525636564 0525636560
OCLC Number: 1043914215
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 58 min., 06 sec.)) : digital
Responsibility: Beck Dorey-Stein.

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The compulsively readable, behind-the-scenes memoir that takes readers inside the Obama White House, through the eyes of a young staffer learning the ropes, falling in love, and finding her place in the world.Recommended for summer reading by theSkimm • Entertainment Weekly • Refinery29 • Bustle • PopSugar"[This] breezy page turner is essentially Bridget Jones goes to the White House."--Peter Baker, The New York Times In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein is working five part-time jobs and just scraping by when a posting on Craigslist lands her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama's stenographers. The ultimate D.C. outsider, she joins the elite team who accompany the president wherever he goes, recorder and mic in hand. On whirlwind trips across time zones, Beck forges friendships with a dynamic group of fellow travelers--young men and women who, like her, leave their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president. As she learns to navigate White House protocols and more than once runs afoul of the hierarchy, Beck becomes romantically entangled with a consummate D.C. insider, and suddenly the political becomes all too personal. Against the backdrop of glamour, drama, and intrigue, this is the story of a young woman making unlikely friendships, getting her heart broken, learning what truly matters, and, in the process, discovering her voice.Advance praise for From the Corner of the Oval"Hilarious . . . Dorey-Stein writes with honesty and panache."--Publishers Weekly"Obama administration memoirs are rolling in, but in a refreshing twist From the Corner of the Oval swaps policy for good old-fashioned workplace drama. . . . Readers won't find state secrets so much as they'll get a glimpse at what life was really like working for the most historical of administrations. There are countless flights on Air Force One, late nights at four-star hotel bars in far-flung locations, and a bravely honest retelling of her workplace affair."--Entertainment Weekly "In this poignant, brutally honest, and often-funny work of self-reflection, Dorey-Stein pulls no punches and tells all she learned from and about the president who 'taught me to look up.'"--Booklist

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