The Resource West Winging it : an un-presidential memoir, Pat Cunnane

West Winging it : an un-presidential memoir, Pat Cunnane

Label
West Winging it : an un-presidential memoir
Title
West Winging it
Title remainder
an un-presidential memoir
Statement of responsibility
Pat Cunnane
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The West Wing meets The Office in this fresh and funny exclusive look into President Barack Obama's years in the White House, directly from his senior writer and former Deputy Director of Messaging. West Winging It: An Unpresidential Memoir is the personal story of Pat Cunnane and his journey from outsider to insider, from his dreary job at a warehouse to his dream job at the White House. Pat pulls the drapes back on the most famous and exclusive building in the United States, telling the story of the real West Wing with compelling and quirky portraits of the people who populate the place, from the President to the press corps. Pat takes you into the Oval Office, providing a witty insider's glimpse of that it's really like--from the minutiae to the momentous--to work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Along the way, Pat draws an intimate portrait of the side of President Obama that few were privy to--the funnyman, the nerd, the athlete, the caring parent. He describes both the small details--the time he watched in horror as the President reached over the sneeze guard at Chipotle--and the larger, historic moments, such as watching the President handle the news of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. In some ways, working at the White House is a lot like every office, and in some ways, it's like no office ever. Pat recounts the time he accidentally slammed a door on Joe Biden, plotted to have the Pope bless him by faking a sneeze, and almost killed America's First Dog. Pat's story is one of proximity to history, revealing an office where both the historically momentous and the hilariously mundane occurred every day. He brings the White House to life with hysterical, heartwarming, and sharply observed depictions of the President and Vice President. It's a fun portrait of a remarkable time and an extraordinary President, featuring a bunch of brilliant, quirky staffers bursting in and out of frame. He recounts the behind-the-scene highs and lows of the West Wing, from the elation of 2012 to the despair of 2016. Filled with sharp observations and exclusive photos, West Winging It is at its core a fish-out-of-water story--only these fish are trying to run the United States of America"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cunnane, Pat
Dewey number
973.932092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E907
LC item number
.C87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cunnane, Pat
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
West Winging it : an un-presidential memoir, Pat Cunnane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. The beginning... -- Warehouse to the White House -- In the buffer -- Lower press -- 2012 -- Office politics -- Disaster casual -- The normals -- Interviews about nothing -- Friday the thirteenth -- Epilogue. ...Of the end
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501178290
Lccn
2017055266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 1682842
  • (OCoLC)1029770758
  • 1632792
  • (OCoLC)on1029770758
Label
West Winging it : an un-presidential memoir, Pat Cunnane
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. The beginning... -- Warehouse to the White House -- In the buffer -- Lower press -- 2012 -- Office politics -- Disaster casual -- The normals -- Interviews about nothing -- Friday the thirteenth -- Epilogue. ...Of the end
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501178290
Lccn
2017055266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 1682842
  • (OCoLC)1029770758
  • 1632792
  • (OCoLC)on1029770758

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