From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein
"Compulsive and fun to read! Beck is in her early 20s when she applies to an admin job on Craiglist... no knowing that she just applied to be a stenographer in Obama's White House.   She works her way through the learning curve as a total DC outsider, Navigating work and boyfriends and politics.  Funny and Hard to put down."  - Recommended by Christy
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ISBN: 9780525509127
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 10th, 2018

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.