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Beck Dorey-Stein: Live at Politics and Prose

Beck Dorey-Stein: Live at Politics and Prose

A self-described political outsider, Dorey-Stein came to the Obama White House via Wesleyan, teaching high school English in Hightstown, New Jersey, and Craigslist. She worked as a White House stenographer from 2012 to 2017, and her memoir engagingly captures her many trips with the presidential entourage, recorder mics in hand. Dorey-Stein also introduces her colleagues, among them the dedicated political insider she fell in love with. Conversational and witty, this compulsively readable memoir evokes the glamour, intrigue, and drama of a Washington gone all too soon. Dorey-Stein is in conversation with Julie Pace, Washington Bureau Chief of the Associated Press. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 42 min

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