Alyssa Mastromonaco served as assistant to the president and director of scheduling and advance at the White House from 2009 to 2011 and as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for operations at the White House from 2011 to 2014. She currently works as chief communication and talent officer at A+E Networks and is a contributing editor at Marie Claire.
Always fascinating and very funny, Alyssa's book is full of juicy stories from one of the world's most glamorous jobsA combination memoir and compendium of very good suggestions about how to get ahead - very far ahead - at an early age - Washington PostWho Thought This Was a Good Idea? is everything we've come to know and love about Alyssa over the decade we worked with her: brilliant, funny, grounded, and inspiring. Anyone who's interested in politics - especially young people - should read this bookThis relatable memoir is packed with juicy on-the-road stories and crisis management advice, and presents a strong case for embracing a sense of humor in the face of humbling setbacksAn inspiring read for young women starting out - Woman's Day