Gossip trumps politics in frothy Obama White House memoir

12th August, 2018
Beck Dorey-Stein: a White House story with a happy ending Pic: Lawrence Jackson

Politics: From the Corner of the Oval: One Woman’s True Story of Her Accidental Career in the Obama White House, By Beck Dorey-Stein, Bantam Press, €17.95

Beck Dorey-Stein never set out to become Barack Obama’s “professional stalker”. When the young Pennsylvania woman moved to Washington DC in 2011, she regarded it as “an ego swamp of a city” filled with “ladder-climbing bobbleheads” who began every conversation by asking, “So what do...

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