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So Here's the Thing...

Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut
Narrated by: Alyssa Mastromonaco
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From The New York Times best-selling author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? comes a fun, frank book of reflections, essays, and interviews on topics important to young women, ranging from politics and career to motherhood, sisterhood, and making and sustaining relationships of all kinds in the age of social media.

Alyssa Mastromonaco is back with a bold, no-nonsense, and no-holds-barred 21st-century girl's guide to life, tackling the highs and lows of bodies, politics, relationships, moms, education, life on the internet, and pop culture. Whether discussing Barbra Streisand or The Bachelor, working in the West Wing or working on finding a wing woman, Alyssa leaves no stone unturned...and no awkward situation unexamined.

Like her best seller Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, So Here's the Thing... brings a sharp eye and outsize sense of humor to the myriad issues facing women the world over, both in and out of the workplace. Along with Alyssa's personal experiences and hard-won life lessons, interviews with women like Monica Lewinsky, Susan Rice, and Chelsea Handler round out this modern woman's guide to, well, just about everything you can think of.

©2019 Alyssa Mastromonaco and Lauren Oyler (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"My favorite thing about Alyssa's books is knowing someone as normal as the rest of us can work in the most prestigious positions in the world and do it with a sense of humor and self-deprecation. We could all do with more of both. Read it, and laugh." (Chelsea Handler, number one New York Times best-selling author of Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea)

"A combination memoir and compendium of very good suggestions about how to get ahead - very far ahead - at an early age." (The Washington Post)

"A moving, funny, and sometimes heart-wrenching look back at the years [Alyssa Mastromonaco] spent in politics and by [President Obama's] side. A must-read for anybody who's even remotely interested in how Washington works, but is worth reading for anyone who enjoys brilliant wit and once-in-a-lifetime stories...you'll probably end up reading it more than once." (PopSugar.com)

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Amazing book

I was so intrigued and captivated the entire time. I would highly recommend this book.

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Quick Enjoyable Listen

If you enjoy the author's honest and don't give a darn attitude, you'll enjoy this quick listen. I read her first myself but really enjoyed listening to her narrate her own story.

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Hilarious read and insights

I listen to the Crooked Media podcasts, so when I saw this audiobook, I knew I had to get it. Alyssa is one of my favorite “friends of the pod” and her book is as funny and intelligent as she is. Her insights are genuine and have the wisdom of shared experiences. I enjoyed the read immensely. Oh and the IBS stories make her human and relatable.

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Love love this book

Love the advice she gives in the book. Also glad/reassured to know that cool and important people also experience moments of extreme embarrassment. Definitely recommend!

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Alyssa Mastromonaco: The BFF We Deserve

Alyssa Mastromonaco is a charming narrator with lots of good stories. Her stories are a combination of Obama insider anecdotes and rarely discussed real-life topics including IBS, menstruation, body insecurity, choosing to be childfree, responsible cannabis use, and less-responsible alcohol use.

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Had to abandon

I was looking forward to this book after reading the preview, but the author’s reliance on describing her physical issues and lack of understanding of said physical issues, made me doubt her abilities to do any job, let alone the job she had.

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