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Draining the Swamp

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Justine Swensen is on her way to Washington DC and she is determined to find a place where she can truly make a difference. The inner workings of the government may be a mysterious black box to her, but after 30 years of struggle, our heroine from Minnesota with the resume and good looks to get anywhere she needs will have seen it all. And she’ll have met many fascinating, ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published July 2012 by Lulu Press
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Barbara Kilpatrick
Evolutionary philosophy, author inspired

I chose this rating as educational, easy to read and follow, Library Thing recommended, evolving world, digitally enhanced, with the ever present need for government and politic. A heroine, Justine, family heritage of Swensen's ice cream, makes her easily liked. The book has a positive direction, but I would read into it, the need for on- going government, authority roles, and Presidential power. The family connection is made again with her brother, Jack's
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Jane
Sep 07, 2014 Jane rated it it was amazing
This book was sent to me by www.librarything.com for my Kindle to review.

I had not come across this author before so was interested in this book. The authors background as he was a Special Advisor program at the US Secret Service to assist the Director and his leadership team with projects that make the organization run more efficiently.

I found this book to be enjoyable as the author tells the story of Justine who endeavors to find a post in DC.
Each part of the story takes her through a minefiel
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Ed Gibney
Oct 10, 2012 Ed Gibney rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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This is a book I am really happy to have written and shared. I spent 5 years in DC working as an internal change management consultant and was privileged to see a lot directly and meet many other change agents who told me "how the sausage is made." It's a big story that's a mystery to most Americans - whether or not they work in the government - and that's a shame given just how much it affects all of our lives. Draining the Swamp isn't a utopian vision of what our government should or could be, ...more
Melissa
Dec 15, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it
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A great fictional read about a woman trying to find a meaningful job in DC. This takes the reader into the government/political world. Though I don't normally like these types of books, this one drew me in.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I'm surprised that this book isn't more famous. It's definitely the best book in this genre that I've ever read. I'm sure that once word gets out it'll be a best seller.
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Ed Gibney has walked away from two different six-figure-salary careers on his way to becoming an author and philosopher. He first left the engineering and construction industry to go back to school for his MBA, which he used for management consulting work with the Peace Corps, the FBI, the Secret Service, and the Department of Homeland Security. In 2010, he launched his third career with a website ...more
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