Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

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 h...

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Title:Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
Author:Alyssa Mastromonaco
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ISBN:1455588229
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House Reviews

  • Courtney Judy
    Mar 04, 2017
    Considering I read it in three days, I would say I liked this book quite a bit. The author did a great job of proving some 'behind the scenes' without it coming across like a gossip column. She also didn't push any political agenda, which was nice. It felt like a book that's not-not about politics t...
  • Katie
    Apr 15, 2017
    I work in library IT and have no desire to work in a different industry, especially the private sector, and I'm finding these stories of powerful woman who work in public service really valuable and inspiring....
  • Dea
    Mar 26, 2017
    "I also wanted to write this book because I didn't see anything like it out there. When I was trying, kind of desperately, to get a job in politics, and then one I got one, all my mentors were men. Most political memoirs are written by men--because most of the people who work in politics are men."Th...
  • emma
    Mar 27, 2017
    Because I cannot do anything earnestly, I'll preface this review by saying that I really, really hate the title of this book. It's a blatant play on Mindy Kaling's first book, but it doesn't stick in the memory. In fact, I couldn't remember the title well enough to look it up, and had to go by the a...
  • Jean Poulos
    Apr 06, 2017
    This is the autobiography/memoir of Alyssa Mastromonaco. She starts off telling about growing up in a small town in New York. While attending the University of Vermont she did her summer internship with Bernie Sanders. After college she worked for Senator John Kerry then obtained a job with Senator ...
  • Emily
    Apr 01, 2017
    Alyssa Mastromonaco has met the Pope, the Queen of England, and Colin Firth. She has worked for Bernie Sanders and John Kerry, and has jumped on the hood of Newt Gingrich's car. Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush both inquired after her sick cat while flying Air Force 1. Anna Wintour texts her and M...
  • Lauren Bittrich
    Apr 03, 2017
    I stumbled upon this book because a) I read the NYT bestseller list (sue me, okay), and b) I listen to Crooked Media like it's a side hustle I'm hiding from my boss: aggressively and in a panic - America better start subsidizing heart medication for millennials after this administration, I swear. Ma...
  • Tulay
    May 22, 2017
    After seeing her on Charlie Rose, had to read this audio book. Every 18 to 25 years old female should read this book. Author has great advice for those looking for work. Loved behind-the-scenes look of youngest woman working in the White House and after. Needed this book fifty years ago, but I loved...
  • Lesa
    Apr 17, 2017
    I'm the wrong demographic for Alyssa Mastromonaco's story of her time working for Barack Obama, in his Senate office, his political campaigns, and the White House. Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? is subtitled "And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Won in the White House". I guess...
  • Sarah
    Apr 28, 2017
    2.5 stars. What to say about this one?The writing itself is not very good. And it feels extremely derivative of Mindy Kaling's work and style (even going so far as to basically copycat Kaling's own book title, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)). Mastromonaco is pretty open abo...