West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House

West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House

The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how the president's staff can change the nation "West Wingers is exceptional. . . . We have so much to learn from these stories." --Joe Biden When we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team that will join them in the West Wing to help r The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the ...

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Title:West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House
Author:Gautam Raghavan
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:0143133292
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House Reviews

  • Erin Isgett
    Nov 09, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

  • Leslie
    Sep 18, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

  • Nancy M
    Sep 27, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

    A beautiful, well-written and inspiring collection of stories that reflect the Obama Whitehouse as a diverse, understanding, and informed workplace. Each audio essay was read by its author, you could hear in their voices how much respect they had for Obama's leadership style and how th...

    The contributors were not born thinking one day I will serve in the White House. They took different paths and had different personnel objectives. Despite this, they all had one thing in common, they tried to do the best they could in the positions they held, not for the glory, but for...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House by Gautam Raghavan is an interesting read of the stories from the people who worked in the West wing. Unfortunately, it did not address the reality of policies . It was more like...

    While at the Miami Book Fair, I spontaneously attended the author event for this book (four of the book?s contributors were there). I strongly believe the author event enhanced my experience with this book. The book had a good assortment of stories told by hardworking and inspiring i...

    This is a great collection of stories from former Obama White House staffers. There's a lot of hope and uncertainty and dedication highlighted in these stories that captures some of the big moments working for the administration. It's a good book to read to remind us of the way...

    I thought this would be really dated, but it was well written and illuminating about how the Obama administration worked. Obviously, you're going to like it more if you're an Obama fan than if you're not. ...

    A wonderful read lovely to get a behind the scene look at President Obama?s West Wing.Stories told with pride&love.Truly the good old days.A look at our modern day history,Thanks Goodreads ...

    I won this book off Goodreads. Highly recommend. A must read. ...

    A fantastic read! Each of these essays was insightful and thought-provoking. Highly recommended, especially for those of us missing the Obama administration. ...

    A fantastic read! Stories told so well. So nice to read positive stories of the White House. ...

  • Austin
    Nov 18, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

  • J
    Feb 15, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

  • (a)lyss(a)
    Jan 05, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

    A beautiful, well-written and inspiring collection of stories that reflect the Obama Whitehouse as a diverse, understanding, and informed workplace. Each audio essay was read by its author, you could hear in their voices how much respect they had for Obama's leadership style and how th...

    The contributors were not born thinking one day I will serve in the White House. They took different paths and had different personnel objectives. Despite this, they all had one thing in common, they tried to do the best they could in the positions they held, not for the glory, but for...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House by Gautam Raghavan is an interesting read of the stories from the people who worked in the West wing. Unfortunately, it did not address the reality of policies . It was more like...

    While at the Miami Book Fair, I spontaneously attended the author event for this book (four of the book?s contributors were there). I strongly believe the author event enhanced my experience with this book. The book had a good assortment of stories told by hardworking and inspiring i...

    This is a great collection of stories from former Obama White House staffers. There's a lot of hope and uncertainty and dedication highlighted in these stories that captures some of the big moments working for the administration. It's a good book to read to remind us of the way...

  • Jillian Doherty
    Apr 30, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

  • Erika
    Oct 11, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

  • Rebecca McPhedran
    Nov 19, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

  • Rhonda Lomazow
    Oct 08, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

    A beautiful, well-written and inspiring collection of stories that reflect the Obama Whitehouse as a diverse, understanding, and informed workplace. Each audio essay was read by its author, you could hear in their voices how much respect they had for Obama's leadership style and how th...

    The contributors were not born thinking one day I will serve in the White House. They took different paths and had different personnel objectives. Despite this, they all had one thing in common, they tried to do the best they could in the positions they held, not for the glory, but for...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House by Gautam Raghavan is an interesting read of the stories from the people who worked in the West wing. Unfortunately, it did not address the reality of policies . It was more like...

    While at the Miami Book Fair, I spontaneously attended the author event for this book (four of the book?s contributors were there). I strongly believe the author event enhanced my experience with this book. The book had a good assortment of stories told by hardworking and inspiring i...

    This is a great collection of stories from former Obama White House staffers. There's a lot of hope and uncertainty and dedication highlighted in these stories that captures some of the big moments working for the administration. It's a good book to read to remind us of the way...

    I thought this would be really dated, but it was well written and illuminating about how the Obama administration worked. Obviously, you're going to like it more if you're an Obama fan than if you're not. ...

    A wonderful read lovely to get a behind the scene look at President Obama?s West Wing.Stories told with pride&love.Truly the good old days.A look at our modern day history,Thanks Goodreads ...

  • Susan
    Sep 20, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

  • Laura
    Oct 13, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

    A beautiful, well-written and inspiring collection of stories that reflect the Obama Whitehouse as a diverse, understanding, and informed workplace. Each audio essay was read by its author, you could hear in their voices how much respect they had for Obama's leadership style and how th...

    The contributors were not born thinking one day I will serve in the White House. They took different paths and had different personnel objectives. Despite this, they all had one thing in common, they tried to do the best they could in the positions they held, not for the glory, but for...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House by Gautam Raghavan is an interesting read of the stories from the people who worked in the West wing. Unfortunately, it did not address the reality of policies . It was more like...

    While at the Miami Book Fair, I spontaneously attended the author event for this book (four of the book?s contributors were there). I strongly believe the author event enhanced my experience with this book. The book had a good assortment of stories told by hardworking and inspiring i...

    This is a great collection of stories from former Obama White House staffers. There's a lot of hope and uncertainty and dedication highlighted in these stories that captures some of the big moments working for the administration. It's a good book to read to remind us of the way...

    I thought this would be really dated, but it was well written and illuminating about how the Obama administration worked. Obviously, you're going to like it more if you're an Obama fan than if you're not. ...

    A wonderful read lovely to get a behind the scene look at President Obama?s West Wing.Stories told with pride&love.Truly the good old days.A look at our modern day history,Thanks Goodreads ...

    I won this book off Goodreads. Highly recommend. A must read. ...

    A fantastic read! Each of these essays was insightful and thought-provoking. Highly recommended, especially for those of us missing the Obama administration. ...

  • Hannah Marie
    Jan 14, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

  • Jill
    Jan 27, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

    A beautiful, well-written and inspiring collection of stories that reflect the Obama Whitehouse as a diverse, understanding, and informed workplace. Each audio essay was read by its author, you could hear in their voices how much respect they had for Obama's leadership style and how th...

    The contributors were not born thinking one day I will serve in the White House. They took different paths and had different personnel objectives. Despite this, they all had one thing in common, they tried to do the best they could in the positions they held, not for the glory, but for...

  • Phillip
    May 16, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

  • Tonya
    Jan 03, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

  • Liz
    Oct 11, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

  • Rosann
    Oct 11, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

  • Doublezerodomino
    Dec 30, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

    A beautiful, well-written and inspiring collection of stories that reflect the Obama Whitehouse as a diverse, understanding, and informed workplace. Each audio essay was read by its author, you could hear in their voices how much respect they had for Obama's leadership style and how th...

  • Cornell Martin
    Jan 28, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

  • Kim Bakos
    Sep 22, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

  • Sarah Hildebrants
    Apr 28, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

  • Melinda M
    Oct 20, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

    A beautiful, well-written and inspiring collection of stories that reflect the Obama Whitehouse as a diverse, understanding, and informed workplace. Each audio essay was read by its author, you could hear in their voices how much respect they had for Obama's leadership style and how th...

    The contributors were not born thinking one day I will serve in the White House. They took different paths and had different personnel objectives. Despite this, they all had one thing in common, they tried to do the best they could in the positions they held, not for the glory, but for...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House by Gautam Raghavan is an interesting read of the stories from the people who worked in the West wing. Unfortunately, it did not address the reality of policies . It was more like...

  • Geoff Walling
    Jan 31, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

    A beautiful, well-written and inspiring collection of stories that reflect the Obama Whitehouse as a diverse, understanding, and informed workplace. Each audio essay was read by its author, you could hear in their voices how much respect they had for Obama's leadership style and how th...

    The contributors were not born thinking one day I will serve in the White House. They took different paths and had different personnel objectives. Despite this, they all had one thing in common, they tried to do the best they could in the positions they held, not for the glory, but for...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House by Gautam Raghavan is an interesting read of the stories from the people who worked in the West wing. Unfortunately, it did not address the reality of policies . It was more like...

    While at the Miami Book Fair, I spontaneously attended the author event for this book (four of the book?s contributors were there). I strongly believe the author event enhanced my experience with this book. The book had a good assortment of stories told by hardworking and inspiring i...

    This is a great collection of stories from former Obama White House staffers. There's a lot of hope and uncertainty and dedication highlighted in these stories that captures some of the big moments working for the administration. It's a good book to read to remind us of the way...

    I thought this would be really dated, but it was well written and illuminating about how the Obama administration worked. Obviously, you're going to like it more if you're an Obama fan than if you're not. ...

  • Larkin Tackett
    Jan 22, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

  • Cavak
    Sep 23, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

  • Sarah Aldridge
    Oct 10, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

  • Ben Truong
    Dec 03, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

  • Sandra
    Nov 06, 2018

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

    A beautiful, well-written and inspiring collection of stories that reflect the Obama Whitehouse as a diverse, understanding, and informed workplace. Each audio essay was read by its author, you could hear in their voices how much respect they had for Obama's leadership style and how th...

    The contributors were not born thinking one day I will serve in the White House. They took different paths and had different personnel objectives. Despite this, they all had one thing in common, they tried to do the best they could in the positions they held, not for the glory, but for...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House by Gautam Raghavan is an interesting read of the stories from the people who worked in the West wing. Unfortunately, it did not address the reality of policies . It was more like...

    While at the Miami Book Fair, I spontaneously attended the author event for this book (four of the book?s contributors were there). I strongly believe the author event enhanced my experience with this book. The book had a good assortment of stories told by hardworking and inspiring i...

    This is a great collection of stories from former Obama White House staffers. There's a lot of hope and uncertainty and dedication highlighted in these stories that captures some of the big moments working for the administration. It's a good book to read to remind us of the way...

    I thought this would be really dated, but it was well written and illuminating about how the Obama administration worked. Obviously, you're going to like it more if you're an Obama fan than if you're not. ...

    A wonderful read lovely to get a behind the scene look at President Obama?s West Wing.Stories told with pride&love.Truly the good old days.A look at our modern day history,Thanks Goodreads ...

    I won this book off Goodreads. Highly recommend. A must read. ...

  • Sarah Griffin
    Jan 07, 2019

    We do not fully appreciate the integrity, compassion and humanity embodied by the Obamas and exemplified in their time as President and First Lady of the United States. In story after story in this book, by every West Wing staffer imaginable from speech writers to the pastry chef to th...

    This is a collection of personal accounts from staffers in the Obama White House (not the ones most people knew by name or saw on TV but people who got stuff done). Another disclosure-first review: I?ve known and adored the editor since grad school so I wouldn?t give this anything ...

    It is only in hindsight, that I completely and totally appreciate the magic that transpired in the White House between 2008-2016. There was such integrity, intelligence and thoughtfulness all through Barack Obama's administration. And that was intentional. Obama wanted to fill his Whit...

    This book is a must read. It?s a collection of essays from different staffers from Obama?s White House. What I liked about this collection is that it was perspectives from people we don?t usually hear from. Almost every story made me tear up. It was so inspirational and hopeful. ...

    offers so much hope for the future ...

    To summarize this book in a single word, I would have to choose hope. This is a love letter to Barack and Michelle, and the entire Obama administration; a resounding call for respect, and achievements through adversity. These individual stories of striving above strife are a resound...

    I suspect that many first impressions for West Wingers will be skewed on a reader's feelings for the Obama family. This book reminds everyone that it was an administration for eight years, not just the 44th President and First Lady. While it's heartening to read each person's experi...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House is an anthology of personal essays from those in the White House during the Obama Administration and was collected and edited by Gautam Raghavan. The theme of this anthology is j...

    I loved this book. The voices and stories are so well spoken, moving and important. If you aren't already missing Obama in the White House, you will be after you read this book. Reading this, I was reminded of all the reasons that Obama is the only Democrat that I have ever voted for....

    It comes as no surprise to any of my friends & family that I've gained a bit of an obsession this year with Obama White House staffer books, and this one was no different. One of the most inspirational and heartwarming books I've ever read. To hear about the diverse people who work...

    A thoughtful anthology of essays by a diverse collection of crucial players from the Obama White House. Even more interesting than the legislative clout of this group of accomplished individuals is how they made their initial forays into public service and the ways in which the people ...

    In the current days of "I alone can fix it," this book was filled with reminders that, in reality, it takes all of us, doing our part, to make this country work for everyone. A collection of personal stories by a variety of staff members from the Obama White House--from a speech writer...

    Ok, so I actually didn't finish it. I got bored. The stories that I listened to (I went audiobook for this one) and would recommend were the white house videographer's, the chef's, and the one by Cecilia Munoz. The first story, by the editor, seemed to ignore and simplify history to ma...

    West Wingers is one of the few books about the presidency that have flooded the library shelves recently that gives the reader a different point of view..IIn a personal, articulate, passionate, and sometimes emotional way, these ordinary Americans answer the call to serve their country...

    After reading and enjoying Ben Rhodes' and Alyssa Mastromonaco's memoirs of their time in the Obama Administration, this popped up on my library feed. I also really enjoyed these shorter reflections from other staffers, including the first Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS) with...

    I enjoyed this book for what is was -- a retrospective view of the careers of White House staffers in various positions during the Obama years. Some of the essays in this collection read as hagiography, others are very self-important, and many gave an interesting perspective into the ...

    This is a great and wonderful book for anyone interested in public service, government, and/or the Obama Administration. This collection of personal stories from junior members of the Obama Administration bring to mind the successes and failures of the 2009-2017 term. They are stories ...

    I received a free copy in a first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This book is very bittersweet for those of us who miss the Obama era. It is a collection of essays by former staffers about their time working in the White House and the trials and joys that went alon...

    I really enjoyed the diverse experiences shared by the authors in this book. Most of the contributors worked in the Office of Public Engagement, but we also get a story from the (then) Head Pastry Chef and a couple of people who worked for the National Security Council. The feeling you...

    I thought this book was a comedy take from a group of former staffers so hadn?t taken the time to read it. It is not however, rather it?s an inspiring collection of short stories from staffers most of whom you will never have heard of before who are not at the top of the totem pole...

    A beautiful, well-written and inspiring collection of stories that reflect the Obama Whitehouse as a diverse, understanding, and informed workplace. Each audio essay was read by its author, you could hear in their voices how much respect they had for Obama's leadership style and how th...

    The contributors were not born thinking one day I will serve in the White House. They took different paths and had different personnel objectives. Despite this, they all had one thing in common, they tried to do the best they could in the positions they held, not for the glory, but for...

    West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House by Gautam Raghavan is an interesting read of the stories from the people who worked in the West wing. Unfortunately, it did not address the reality of policies . It was more like...

    While at the Miami Book Fair, I spontaneously attended the author event for this book (four of the book?s contributors were there). I strongly believe the author event enhanced my experience with this book. The book had a good assortment of stories told by hardworking and inspiring i...