From the corner of the oval A Memoir.
|Format:||OverDrive Read 2018.|
|Adobe EPUB ebook|
|Availability:||Available from OverDrive 4 of 6 copies|
Recommended for summer reading by theSkimm * Jane Green on NBC's Today show * 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.
Praise for From the Corner of the Oval
"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
"Ms. Dorey-Stein . . . writes with wit and self-deprecating humor."-- The Wall Street Journal
"Addictively readable . . . Dorey-Stein's spunk and her sparkling, crackling prose had me cheering for her through each adventure. . . . She never loses her starry-eyed optimism, her pinch-me wonderment, her Working Girl pluck." -- The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)
ContentsGuidelines for aspiring stenographers
Prologue : this place
Act I : 2012
Act II : 2013
Act III : 2014
Act IV : 2015
Act V : 2016
Epilogue : don't let the bastards get you down.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
|Publisher|| [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Publishing Group2018.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
1 online resource