Finding my voice: my journey to the West Wing and the path forward

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Valerie has been one of Barack and my closest confidantes for decades... the world would feel a lot better if there were more people like Valerie blazing the trail for the rest of us."--Michelle Obama "The ultimate Obama insider" ( The New York Times ) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history. When Valerie Jarrett interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in July 1991 for a job in Chicago city government, neither knew that it was the first step on a path that would end in the White House. Jarrett soon became Michelle and Barack Obama's trusted personal adviser and family confidante; in the White House, she was known as the one who "got" him and helped him engage his public life. Jarrett joined the White House team on January 20, 2009 and departed with the First Family on January 20, 2017, and she was in the room--in the Oval Office, on Air Force One, and everywhere else--when it all happened. No one has as intimate a view of the Obama Years, nor one that reaches back as many decades, as Jarrett shares in Finding My Voice . Born in Iran (where her father, a doctor, sought a better job than he could find in segregated America), Jarrett grew up in Chicago in the 60s as racial and gender barriers were being challenged. A single mother stagnating in corporate law, she found her voice in Harold Washington's historic administration, where she began a remarkable journey, ultimately becoming one of the most visible and influential African-American women of the twenty-first century. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices.
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subject_facetAfrican American lawyers -- Biography
African American women -- Biography
Autobiographies
Civil service -- United States -- Biography
Jarrett, Valerie, -- 1956-
Large type books
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography
Obama, Barack -- Friends and associates
Obama, Michelle, -- 1964- -- Friends and associates
Politicians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography
Presidents -- United States -- Staff
Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- Biography
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017
title_displayFinding my voice : my journey to the West Wing and the path forward
title_fullFinding my voice : my journey to the West Wing and the path forward / Valerie Jarrett
title_shortFinding my voice
title_submy journey to the West Wing and the path forward
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African American women
Civil service
Friends and associates
Jarrett, Valerie
Lawyers
Obama, Barack
Obama, Michelle
Politicians
Politics and government
Presidents
Staff