Preview: From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein

by Heather Caliendo
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From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein is marketed as The West Wing meets The Devil Wears Prada. Very excited for this one!

While I do like memoirs, they’re usually not my first choice. Mainly, because I just love fiction stories. But I keep reading that From the Corner of the Oval is such a great read, I had to add it to my list!

Here’s the synopsis:

In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama’s stenographers. The ultimate DC outsider, she joined the elite team who accompanied the president wherever he went, recorder and mic in hand. On whirlwind trips across time zones, Beck forged friendships with a tight group of fellow travelers–young men and women who, like her, left their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president. But as she learned the ropes of protocol, Beck became romantically entangled with a consummate DC insider, and suddenly, the political became all too personal. Set against the backdrop of a White House full 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 discovering her voice in the process.

It sounds so intriguing! Beck worked as a White House stenographer from 2012 to 2017. She previously worked as a high school English teacher in Hightstown, New Jersey, Washington, DC, and Seoul, South Korea. This is her first book.

Check back soon for a review!

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