Very interesting book. It is not your normal politician book but a "regular person" that was involved in the inter workings of the presidency. I am not a fan of Obama nor do I think he was an effective leader for this country (although I am sure many may disagree), but her book did give me a glimmer of hope (no pun intended) that Obama wanted to focus on recovery although I think a lot had to do with his re-election.
Mastromanaco seems like a very down-to-earth person that I could probably have a friendship with in spite of many opposing views. Her book did not hit me as if she was a ideologue although she did make a few comments to the contrary (e.g. Newt Gingrich and the hit and run on her Saab).
The book is kind of all over the place from a chronological perspective but she addresses it in the book. Still it is a little annoying. I recommend it to anyone that like the behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the White House. I would have absolutely taken that Jon even if I was not a party member of the POTUS. Some people would deny meeting the sitting POTUS because they disagree, I would meet them given the opportunity. I once stood 6 feet from Obama. I did all the networking for the 2012 Presidential debate. Had I had the opportunity to take a pic with him I would have.
Language : English
Hardcover : 256 pages
ISBN-10 : 1455588229
ISBN-13 : 978-1455588220
Item Weight : 12.7 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 8.5 inches