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From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir

What if you lived out the drama of your 20s on Air Force One?

In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein is working five part-time jobs and just scraping by when a posting on Craigslist lands her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama’s stenographers. The ultimate D.C. outsider, she joins the elite team who accompany the president wherever he goes, recorder and mic in hand. On whirlwind trips across time zones, Beck forges friendships with a dynamic group of fellow travelers --- young men and women who, like her, leave their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president.

As she learns to navigate White House protocols and more than once runs afoul of the hierarchy, Beck becomes romantically entangled with a consummate D.C. insider, and suddenly the political becomes all too personal.

Against the backdrop of glamour, drama and intrigue, this is the story of a young woman making unlikely friendships, getting her heart broken, learning what truly matters, and, in the process, discovering her voice.

Audiobook available, read by Beck Dorey-Stein

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir
by Beck Dorey-Stein

  • Publication Date: August 6, 2019
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • ISBN-10: 0525509143
  • ISBN-13: 9780525509141