3rd out of 11 books — 12 voters
Draining the Swamp
by Ed Gibney (Goodreads Author)
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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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
Ed Gibney was raised in Amish country, PA but grew up to travel the U.S. and the world. He's lived in San Francisco, small desert cities, Ukraine, a midwest college town, Washington, DC, an Eskimo village, and by the sea in England. Once an engineer and business consultant, he later became a Special Advisor to the top leaders of the FBI and Secret Service before embarking on a writing career to sh...moreMore about Ed Gibney...