Book: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?
I recently mentioned that for the past few years I had failed spectacularly at reaching my goal of reading 10 books. I’m happy to say that I’ve made a dent in this goal this year and am excited to do my mini book reports to keep myself going and accountable. Kicking off my series with:
Title: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?
And other questions you should have answers to when you work in the White House.
Author: by Alyssa Mastromonaco
Fiction or Nonfiction
Characters: The Barack Obama Administration
Favorite Part of the Story: Impossible to pick just one. Alyssa is the former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and she’s got a dry, witty sense of humor about the monumental tasks she was in charge of both before and during Obama’s tenure as President. Reading about how she dealt with being a woman in tough situations and on always being prepared and organized was inspiring.
Rating: Not Great / OK / Great
“One of the good things about being resilient is that, when you’re forced to veer off course, you pick up the skills you didn’t realize you needed. That was probably the most I’ve ever struggled professionally, but I’m still here. Being resilient means being honest: You have to admit when you’re struggling. Usually, someone will help you.” - Chapter 9
Have you read it? What was your favorite part?