Who Thought This Was a Good Idea

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea

In HQ we occasionally had ideas that were a little campy or aggressive, but we weren't the ones who had to answer to ... the cringeworthy but expected response from Reggie was in my in-box: “Alyssa, who thinks this is a good idea?

Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408710760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea

It's me, Alyssa -- Some personal shit you should probably know -- Confidence, or the hope flood -- Humility, or changes we can believe in, sort of, if we have to -- Risk-taking, or Ah-LEES-ah goes to Brooklyn -- Resilience, or a "serious" ...

Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 1408710773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 370

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

Fight House

Fight House

Mastromonaco, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, 217–18. Ibid. Ibid., 14; Beck Dorey Stein, From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir (Spiegel & Grau, 2018), 37,91. Eilperin, “White House Women Want to be in the Room Where It Happens.

Author: Tevi Troy

Publisher: Regnery History

ISBN: 9781621578369

Category: History

Page: 338

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

Inside the Faculty Union

Inside the Faculty Union

Many of us on the faculty remain unduly optimistic that we can be better people and that we can continue to ... LESSONS LEARNED As I was finishing this book, I was reading an outstanding book titled Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

Author: Robert Engvall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475845099

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 712

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

So Here s the Thing

So Here s the Thing

Alyssa Mastromonaco is the author of the New York Times– bestselling memoir Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? about her time working as the White House deputy chief of staff for operations for President Barack Obama.

Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408712610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 759

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

Journey to Excellence

Journey to Excellence

One of the men talking to me thought this was a good idea ; the other thought it terrible , at least at first . The one who thought it a good idea outranking the other . I therefore began to ascend the organizational ladder .

Author: Stephen Miyagawa

Publisher: Galde Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1880090767

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 805

Categories: Medical

Crisis Counsel

Crisis Counsel

227 Lessons learned The Smiley case was an embarrassing defeat which led to needless negative media coverage for Walmart, ... Cases involving patents and trademarks don't need to be prolonged, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?

Author: Tony Jacques, Ph.D.

Publisher: Rothstein Publishing

ISBN: 9781944480660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 389

View: 221

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

Military Training Activities at M kua Military Reservation Hawai i

Military Training Activities at M  kua Military Reservation  Hawai i

Who among your rank and command thought it was a good idea to focus an onslaught of hundreds of soldiers , an arsenal of weapons , including the latest and greatest live - fire weapons , fleets of transport venicles , truckioads of ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556038328837

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Intellectual Disabilities

Intellectual Disabilities

Judith, Anna's keyworker from the adult day centre, thought this was a good idea as Anna would not get “too close” to staff and “suffer ... “Who is not here today, and if they were here what would they think about this referral?

Author: Sandra Baum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429900808

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 891

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

Kidnapping His Bride

Kidnapping His Bride

Good thing, as he figured the air was going to be really frosty around Tessa tomorrow. Maybe, he thought, he should get his own plans underway tonight. ... It wasn't like she was the only one who thought this was a good idea.

Author: Hayley Gardner

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9781460353424

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 595

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