So here's the thing... : notes on growing up, getting older, and trusting your gut / Alyssa Mastromonaco with Lauren Oyler.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: From the New York Times bestselling 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 twenty-first-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 bestseller 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.
    • Content Notes:
      WTF is politics anymore? -- Susan Rice on how diplomacy has changed (and how young women can help shape it) -- Shits, giggles, and medical marijuana -- Are you there, God? It's me, Alyssa -- When John Kerry saw me in my underwear -- The meow coat has claws -- What to expect when you're not expecting to ride ea motorcycle for hundreds of miles along the Japanese coast -- Oh, the places you'll go! (and be spied on by foreign governments) -- Why you should always listen to Michelle Obama -- Dan Pfeiffer on how platonic life partners help you avoid catastrophe -- How do I get to be you by the time I'm 35? -- Quitters sometimes win -- Ted Chiodo's list of words AM uses that you should pay attention to -- Electric chocolate cream pie acid test -- The woman in red leather pants -- Tell Alyssa she needs to get better at email -- In praise of Monica Lewinsky -- Monica Lewinsky on how not to be a jerk o n Twitter -- How Jennifer Aniston got me through my breakup -- I was wrong about John Mayer -- The ones who got away -- A note on sex -- Altared [sic] states -- What to expect when you're not expecting -- Victory over big panty -- How I became a crazy cat lady -- Chelsea Handler on my unhealthy relationship to cats -- Long may you run (and not burst into flames) -- I wanna dance with somebody (specifically Barack Obama and Jennifer Hudson).
    • Other Titles:
      So here is the thing.
    • ISBN:
      9781538731550
      153873155X
    • Accession Number:
      2018963133
    • Accession Number:
      on1043565835
      1043565835
    • Accession Number:
      fay.646597
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MASTROMONACO, A.; OYLER, L. So here’s the thing... : notes on growing up, getting older, and trusting your gut. [s.l.] : Twelve, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 jul. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Mastromonaco A, Oyler L. So Here’s the Thing... : Notes on Growing up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut. Twelve; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646597. Accessed July 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Mastromonaco, A., & Oyler, L. (2019). So here’s the thing... : notes on growing up, getting older, and trusting your gut. Twelve. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646597
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mastromonaco, Alyssa, and Lauren Oyler. 2019. So Here’s the Thing... : Notes on Growing up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut. Twelve. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646597.
    • Harvard:
      Mastromonaco, A. and Oyler, L. (2019) So here’s the thing... : notes on growing up, getting older, and trusting your gut. Twelve. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646597 (Accessed: 21 July 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mastromonaco, A & Oyler, L 2019, So here’s the thing... : notes on growing up, getting older, and trusting your gut, Twelve, viewed 21 July 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Mastromonaco, Alyssa, and Lauren Oyler. So Here’s the Thing... : Notes on Growing up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut. Twelve, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646597.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mastromonaco, Alyssa, and Lauren Oyler. So Here’s the Thing... : Notes on Growing up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut. Twelve, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646597.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mastromonaco A, Oyler L. So here’s the thing... : notes on growing up, getting older, and trusting your gut [Internet]. Twelve; 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646597

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1

Mastromonaco's follow-up memoir to the best-selling Who Thought This Was A Good Idea? (2017) is a wide-ranging collection of essays about work, politics, growing up, and figuring out who you are. Mastromonaco's career in politics spanned several major campaigns, including the senate race and presidential campaigns of Barack Obama. She joined the White House after the 2008 campaign and was President Obama's deputy chief of staff for operations from 2011–14. Behind-the-scenes moments from her career provide insights into the hectic work of campaigns and the White House. In addition, she reflects on the current state of politics and on operating in the internet age. Mastromonaco's stories are interspersed with interviews with Susan Rice, Monica Lewinsky, and others. Footnotes create the feel of conversational asides within each chapter. The book's structure can feel inconsistent at times, but readers will enjoy the relaxed tone that Mastromonaco and coauthor Oyler set throughout—like chatting with old friend, who just happened to have Mindy Kaling set up her Twitter account. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.