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Lit Live: From the Corner of the Oval

In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama's stenographers.

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The ultimate DC outsider, she joined the elite team who accompanied the president wherever he went, recorder and mic in hand, eventually traveling to 45 countries around the globe. After leaving her post in 2017, she turned her journal into her first book, From the Corner of the Oval.