Wonderful read. Great weekend of entertainment. Thank you!
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If this was a work of fiction, I'd say Stein is an endearing character. She's young, intelligent, enthusiastic, and it's clear that she treasured the time she spent with the 44th President of the United States. However, the memoir isn't all about work; Stein discusses, in great detail, her love life during her time as a stenographer. I admire her courage in admitting the mistakes she made along the way, it goes to show that a young woman can be intelligent and still make the same mistakes that most young women do.
I enjoyed reading about the different locations she visited and her infrequent encounters with former-president Obama. These are described in clear, stunning detail and her boundless enthusiasm for traveling to different countries is contagious. Her insights and inner dialogue are described to readers in a chatty, conversational tone that I found irresistible.
Readers looking for a conventional political memoir should steer clear. You will be disappointed because this isn't another person's insights about the 44th President of the U.S.; however, readers who are looking for an unconventional glimpse of what the world of politics is life from somebody who is low on the totem-pole will love From the Corner of the Oval.
I found this book to be a quick, entertaining, and enlightening read. The memoir boasts a unique insight into the Obama administration through the perspective of a young staffer’s work-life. While it was entertaining, the weaved metaphors and attempted cliches did not resonate. The memoir would’ve stood on its own without the unnecessary numerous embellishments. The title is clever!
Nicely done, particularly for your first time out. Look forward to more. Your good.