June's Lunch & Learn was a discussion of the book, The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency, by Chris Whipple. Joan Sampieri, president of the LWV Ann Arbor Area led the discussion of this fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how a U.S. president’s chief of staff manages the work of the White House. It's an inside look at what Publisher’s Weekly calls “a vibrant narrative of the real-world West Wing…confident and fast paced…In this page turner of a history, readers will discover new facets of historical events they felt they already knew.” Author Chris Whipple interviewed all seventeen living chiefs and two former presidents to write this book.
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Following the presentation, participants joined in small group discussions about the book - this portion was not recorded.