Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco,Lauren Oyler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408710765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8086


'Always fascinating and very funny, Alyssa's book is full of juicy stories from one of the world's most glamorous jobs' Mindy Kaling If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this . . . Alyssa Mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama for almost a decade, and long before his run for president. From the then-senator's early days in Congress to his years in the Oval Office, she made Hope and Change happen through blood, sweat, tears and lots of briefing binders. But for every historic occasion - meeting the queen at Buckingham Palace, bursting in on secret climate talks, or nailing a campaign speech in a hailstorm - there were dozens of less-than-perfect moments when it was up to Alyssa to save the day. Like the time she learned the hard way that there aren't nearly enough bathrooms at the Vatican. Full of hilarious, never-before-told stories, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is an intimate portrait of a president, a book about how to get stuff done, and the story of how one woman challenged, again and again, what a 'White House official' is supposed to look like. Here Alyssa shares the strategies that made her successful in politics and beyond, including the importance of confidence, the value of not being a jerk, and why ultimately everything comes down to hard work (and always carrying a spare tampon). Told in a smart, original voice and topped off with a couple of really good cat stories, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is the brilliantly funny, frank and inspirational memoir from a savvy political star.

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455588210

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 884


If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this . . . Alyssa Mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama for almost a decade, and long before his run for president. From the then-senator's early days in Congress to his years in the Oval Office, she made Hope and Change happen through blood, sweat, tears, and lots of briefing binders. But for every historic occasion -- meeting the queen at Buckingham Palace, bursting in on secret climate talks, or nailing a campaign speech in a hailstorm -- there were dozens of less-than-perfect moments when it was up to Alyssa to save the day. Like the time she learned the hard way that there aren't nearly enough bathrooms at the Vatican. Full of hilarious, never-before-told stories, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is an intimate portrait of a president, a book about how to get stuff done, and the story of how one woman challenged, again and again, what a "White House official" is supposed to look like. Here Alyssa shares the strategies that made her successful in politics and beyond, including the importance of confidence, the value of not being a jerk, and why ultimately everything comes down to hard work (and always carrying a spare tampon). Told in a smart, original voice and topped off with a couple of really good cat stories, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is a promising debut from a savvy political star.

Fight House

Author: Tevi Troy

Publisher: Regnery History

ISBN: 1621578364

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8957


"Fight House looks juicy as all hell" - National Review "Troy seamlessly weaves West Wing gossip with significant moments in modern history." - Jewish Insider THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FIGHT HOUSE President Trump’s White House is famously tumultuous. But as presidential historian and former White House staffer Tevi Troy reminds us, bitter rivalries inside the White House are nothing new. From the presidencies of Harry S. Truman, when the modern White House staff took shape, to Donald Trump, the White House has been filled with ambitious people playing for the highest stakes and bearing bitter grudges. In Fight House, you’ll discover: -The advisor to President Harry Truman that General George Marshall refused to acknowledge -How the supposed “Camelot” Kennedy White House was rife with conflict -How Dr. Henry Kissinger displaced other national security advisors to gain President Richard Nixon’s ear -Why President Jimmy Carter’s personal pettiness and obsession with detail led to a dysfunctional White House—and played a role in his losing the 1980 election -How the contrasting management styles of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan led to some epic White House staff clashes -Why the “No Drama Obama” White House was anything but no drama Insightful, entertaining, and important, Tevi Troy’s Fight House will delight and instruct anyone interested in American politics and presidential history.

Inside the Faculty Union

Author: Robert Engvall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 147584509X

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 4628


This book explores unionism in today's higher education environment, and the need for collective action in order to promote the best possible educational environment on campus. In the increasingly corporatized world of higher education, the role played by faculty in making the university a genuine place for learning is more important than ever.

So Here's the Thing

Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco,Lauren Oyler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140871261X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6591


From the New York Times bestselling author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? comes a fun, frank book of reflections, essays and interviews on topics ranging from politics and career to motherhood, sisterhood and making and sustaining relationships of all kinds in the age of social media. Alyssa Mastromonaco is back with a bold, no-nonsense and no-holds-barred twenty-first-century girl's guide to life, tackling the highs and lows of bodies, politics, relationships, parents, education, life on the internet and pop culture. Whether discussing Barbra Streisand or The Bachelor, working in the West Wing or working on finding a wing woman, Alyssa leaves no stone unturned . . . and no awkward situation unexamined. Like her bestseller Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, So Here's the Thing brings a sharp eye and outsize sense of humor to the myriad issues facing women the world over, both in and out of the workplace. Along with Alyssa's personal experiences and hard-won life lessons, interviews with women like Monica Lewinsky, Susan Rice and Chelsea Handler round out this modern woman's guide to, well, just about everything you can think of.

Crisis Counsel

Author: Tony Jacques, Ph.D.

Publisher: Rothstein Publishing

ISBN: 1944480668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 389

View: 6486


Crisis Counsel: Navigating Legal and Communication Conflict, by Tony Jaques, Ph.D. is a new book by Rothstein Publishing. This book is designed to provide hands-on, practical guidance for senior executives, lawyers and public relations professionals to navigate crises and to balance conflicting advice from lawyers and communication professionals while promoting open communication and protecting legal liability. The book will help you to: Balance reputation protection and legal obligation during a crisis. Know why and how to apologize without increasing liability. Weigh legal and communications advice when a crisis strikes. Learn from original research which lets lawyers and communicators speak in their own words. Draw practical everyday lessons from real-world examples of conflict between lawyers and communicators. Navigate the legal and communication challenges of dealing with the media in a crisis. Motivate lawyers and communicators to work better together. Identify and avoid crucial areas of potential conflict from selected crisis case studies. Understand the essential difference between corporate responsibility and legal liability. Make decisions and do the right thing to protect your organization. The book includes a wide variety of global case studies and examples while analyzing how legal and communications advice was managed and the impact on reputation. Crisis Counsel also includes interviews with four of the leading global experts on crisis management and the conclusions of a focused, unique global survey of senior lawyers.

Journey to Excellence

Author: Stephen Miyagawa

Publisher: Galde Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781880090763

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 2897


Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Sandra Baum,Henrik Lynggaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429900805

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 2273


The application of systemic ideas and principles in working with people with intellectual disabilities, their families and their service systems, has grown over the last decade in the UK. This book, for the first time, brings together the writings of a group of practitioners who have been using this approach in their clinical practice. It is hoped it will inspire others to try out different ways of working with people with intellectual disabilities and their wider systems, so that they can have the choice of a wide range of therapeutic approaches. It is also hoped that systemic practitioners who are unfamiliar with this client group might give consideration to extend their practice to also work with people with intellectual disabilities.

Kidnapping His Bride

Author: Hayley Gardner

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1460353420

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4140


GRIFF LEDOUX HAD ALWAYS SWEPT HER OFF HER FEET And he did it again, just as Tessa Blake was getting ready to walk down the aisle. He threw her over his shoulder, wedding gown and all, and carried her right out of the church—and demanded to know why she was marrying someone she couldn't possibly love…. The moment he touched her, she felt like a young girl again—the lovesick woman he'd once walked away from without a backward glance. But what could they have between them, after all these years? And what would he do if he knew she was marrying for the sake of a child—a child he'd never known was his…?