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From the corner of the oval office : one woman's true story of her accidental career in the Obama White House
From the corner of the oval office : one woman's true story of her accidental career in the Obama White House
Dorey-Stein, Beck2018
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In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama's stenographers. For five years, Beck was a part of the elite team of men and women who accompanied the president wherever he went, recorder and mic in hand. She got to know everyone from the White House butler to the secret servicemen, advance team, speechwriters, photographers, and press secretaries, and on whirlwind trips across time zones, she forged friendships with a tight group of fellow travelers in the bubble--young men and women who, like her, left their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president. But as she learned the ropes of protocol, Beck became romantically entangled with one of the President's closest aides...who was already otherwise engaged... Set against the backdrop of a White House full of glamour, drama, and intrigue, this is the compulsively readable story of a young woman finding friends, falling in love, getting her heart broken, finding her voice as a writer, and finding herself in the process.
Imprint:
London : Bantam Books, 2018.
Collation:
xix, 330 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Guidelines 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.
ISBN:
97817876308889781787630871
Dewey class:
651.3741092973.932092973.932
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibraryBiography973.932 DORAvailable
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