From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir Audiobook, by Rebecca Dorey-Stein Play Audiobook Sample

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir Audiobook

From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir Audiobook, by Rebecca Dorey-Stein Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Beck Dorey-Stein Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525636564

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Longest Chapter Length:

32:22 minutes

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04 seconds

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09:54 minutes

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • What if you lived out the drama of your twenties on Air Force One?   “[This] breezy page turner is essentially Bridget Jones goes to the White House.”—The New York Times   RECOMMENDED READING theSkimm • Today • Entertainment Weekly • Refinery29 • Bustle • PopSugar • Vanity Fair •  The New York Times Editors’ Choice • Paste 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 a backdrop of glamour, drama, and intrigue, this is the story of a young woman learning what truly matters, and, in the process, discovering her voice. Praise for From the Corner of the Oval “Who knew the West Wing could be so sexy? Beck Dorey-Stein’s unparalleled access is obvious on every page, along with her knife-sharp humor. I tore through the entire book on a four-hour flight and loved reading all about the brilliant yet hard-partying people who once surrounded the leader of the free world. Lots of books claim to give real insider glimpses, but this one actually delivers.”—Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada “Dorey-Stein . . . writes with wit and self-deprecating humor.”The Wall Street Journal “Addictively readable . . . Dorey-Stein’s spunk and her sparkling, crackling prose had me cheering for her through each adventure. . . . She never loses her starry-eyed optimism, her pinch-me wonderment, her Working Girl pluck.”—Paul Begala, The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

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“Love and heartbreak, ambition and jealousy, whirlwind travel to exotic locales, and more page-turning drama than your favorite addictive novel. Consider yourself warned: This is not your father’s White House memoir.”

— Camille Perri, author of The Assistants 


  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
  • A Refinery29 Pick of the Month
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick
  • A Bustle Pick of Summer Reads
  • A Pop Sugar Pick of the Summer
  • New York Times bestseller

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About the Authors

Beck Dorey-Stein is the author of From the Corner of the Oval, a New York Times bestseller. She is a native of Narberth, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Wesleyan University. She taught high school English in Hightstown, New Jersey; Washington, DC; and Seoul, South Korea.