Berkov's Bookshelf

Collections Librarian Joshua Berkov shares his picks, insight and reviews of series, authors, and titles both new and old available here at the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. 

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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

by Alyssa Matromonaco

Talking Book Number: DB 87583

President Obama’s deputy chief of staff recalls her time working on several political campaigns and her time serving in President Obama’s White House.  Funny and irreverent, she gives a firsthand account of what it’s like to work in the White House.  Did you know that until 2009, there were no tampon dispensers in the women’s restrooms at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?  Leaving the White House in the middle of the day for an emergency CVS run, and then having to go back through the security screening process upon reentry, was impractical for many women working in the White House.  Staff schedules tend to be overbooked, and crucial meetings pop up at a moment’s notice.  Learn more about the innerworkings of the White House staff by ordering this title online through the book link at the top, by calling NCLBPH and requesting a copy or by downloading the title from BARD. If you’re not a patron of our library and are not eligible for our services, please contact your local public library to obtain a copy of this title.