The World As It Is: by Ben Rhodes | Conversation Starters
The World As It Is: A Memoir of The Obama White House is written by former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes. He served in the White House for nearly ten years. He started as a speechwriter, then he became the deputy national security advisor and finally an aide to the President of the United States. In The World As It Is, Rhodes writes the story about his partnership and friendship with one of the most historic presidents of the United States, Barrack Obama. He brings the readers to the Oval Office from the early days of the Obama campaign up to the final days of Obama’s presidential term. His characters are well-known figures like Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Bob Gates among others. This is the most intimate accounts of Obama’s presidency through the eyes of the talented writer Ben Rhodes. Jon Favreau praises Ben Rhodes and calls him “one of the most brilliant minds and powerful storytellers.” Samantha Power describes The World As It Is “insightful, funny, and moving.” Colum McCann calls this book a “stylish, beautifully written political memoir.”
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