Pat Cunnane was President Barack Obama’s Senior Writer and Deputy Director of Messaging at the White House where he worked for six years in many roles. He was responsible for everything from traveling with the President across the country and around the world on Air Force One to writing statements, jokes, op-eds, and more in the president’s voice.
US President Barack Obama’s former Senior Writer and Deputy Director of Messaging, Pat Cunnane, joined Amy to chat about his forthcoming book, 'West Winging It: An Un-Presidential Memoir' (out via Affirm Press). Broadcast on March 20, 2018.
No matter where you are now, or where you want your career to move in the future, we all had to start somewhere. And on today's show, we're talking about our humble beginnings and the lessons we learned from them. Liz and Matt share their memories of their first gigs, and then we're joined by writer Pat Cunnane, whose new book, "West Winging It: An Un-Presidential Memoir," covers his first real job: working at the White House. Then, we help some listeners: a morale-boosting award is backfiring at Jessica's office, and Shawn's struggling to hit an accuracy metric. And we debate those eternal workplace questions in today's iteration of "Mind the Gap."Find out more about Pat and his book, "West Winging It," here: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/West-Winging-It/Pat-Cunnane/9781501178290Support us by supporting our sponsors!Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter.com/SAFE
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2
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2
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1 hour, 18 minutes
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