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Power Forward - by Reggie Love (Paperback)

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  • A Washington Post bestseller, Power Forward is a compelling professional coming-of-age story from Reggie Love, the man who spent more time with Barack Obama during his historic first campaign and term than anyone else.
  • Author(s): Reggie Love
  • 224 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Personal Memoirs

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"Every path to adulthood is strewn with missteps, epiphanies, and hard-earned lessons. Only Reggie Love's, however, went through the White House by way of Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mentored by both Coach Krzyzewski and President Obama, Love shares universal insights learned in unique circumstances, an education in how sports, politics, and life can define who you are, what you believe in, and what it takes to make a difference. Power Forward tells the story of the five years Love worked as a personal assistant to Senator Obama as a candidate for president, and President Obama, and it is a professional coming of age story like no other. What the public knows was well put by Time magazine in 2008: "[Love's] official duties don't come close to capturing Reggie's close bond with Obama, who plays a role that is part boss and part big brother." What the public doesn't know are the innumerable private moments during which that bond was forged and the President mentored a malleable young man. Accountability and serving with pride and honor were learned during unsought moments: from co-coaching grade school girls basketball with the president; lending Obama his tie ahead of a presidential debate; managing a personal life when no hour is truly his own; being tasked with getting the candidate up in the morning on time for long days of campaigning. From his first interview with Senator Obama, to his near-decision not to follow the president-elect to the White House, to eventually bringing LeBron, Melo, D-Wade, and Kobe to play with the President on his forty-ninth birthday, Love drew on Coach K's teachings as he learned to navigate Washington. But it was while owning up to losing (briefly) the President's briefcase, figuring out how to compete effectively in pick-up games in New Hampshire during the primary to secure support and votes, babysitting the children of visiting heads of state, and keeping the President company at every major turning point of his historic first campaign and administration, that Love learned how persistence and passion can lead not only to success, but to a broader concept of responsibility"--



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A Washington Post bestseller, Power Forward is a compelling professional coming-of-age story from Reggie Love, the man who spent more time with Barack Obama during his historic first campaign and term than anyone else.

Reggie Love is a unique witness to history, whose introduction to Washington was working in Junior Senator Barack Obama's mailroom. As "body man" to Obama during his first presidential campaign, Love's job was to stay one step behind the candidate, but think and act three steps ahead during a typical eighteen-hour workday. As President Obama's personal aide during that momentous first term, Love sat yards from the Oval Office and often spent more time with the President than anyone else. While his experiences were unique, the lessons he learned during his tenure with the President are universal. Persistence. Responsibility. Passion for a cause greater than yourself. In short, maturity.

Love has been singularly lucky in his mentors. At Duke University, where he was a walk-on and a captain of its fabled basketball team, Love learned from Coach Krzyzewski that sports builds character--from President Obama, Love learned that how you conduct your life defines your character.

Accountability and serving with honor were learned during unsought moments: co-coaching with Malia Obama's and Sasha Obama's basketball team with the President; lending Obama his tie ahead of a presidential debate; managing a personal life when no hour is truly your own. From his first interview with Senator Obama, to his near-decision not to follow the President-elect to the White House, Love drew on Coach K's teachings as he learned to navigate Washington. But it was while owning up to (temporarily) losing the President's briefcase, playing pick-up games in New Hampshire to secure votes, babysitting the children of visiting heads of state, and keeping the President company at every major turning point of his historic first campaign and administration, that Love learned how persistence and passion can lead not only to success, but to a broader concept of adulthood.

Power Foward is a professional coming-of-age story like no other.



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"This is a behind-the-scenes look at apolitical campaign, a presidency, and a young man's coming-of-age as he learnsthe value of persistence and responsibility." -Booklist
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: Reggie Love
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2016
TCIN: 50159300
UPC: 9781476763354
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-8014
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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