Power Forward: My Presidential Education

Power Forward: My Presidential Education

Reggie Love


A Washington Post bestseller, Power ahead is a compelling specialist coming-of-age tale from Reggie Love, the guy who spent extra time with Barack Obama in the course of his historical first crusade and time period than a person else.

Reggie Love is a distinct witness to heritage, whose creation to Washington was once operating in Junior Senator Barack Obama’s mailroom. As “body guy” to Obama in the course of his first presidential crusade, Love’s task was once to stick one step in the back of the candidate, yet imagine and act 3 steps forward in the course of a regular eighteen-hour workday. As President Obama’s own aide in the course of that momentous first time period, Love sat yards from the Oval workplace and sometimes spent extra time with the President than someone else. whereas his stories have been precise, the teachings he discovered in the course of his tenure with the President are common. patience. accountability. ardour for a reason more than your self. briefly, maturity.

Love has been singularly fortunate in his mentors. At Duke collage, the place he was once a walk-on and a captain of its fabled basketball staff, Love discovered from trainer Krzyzewski that activities builds character—from President Obama, Love realized that the way you behavior your lifestyles defines your character.

Accountability and serving with honor have been discovered in the course of unsought moments: co-coaching with Malia Obama’s and Sasha Obama’s basketball workforce with the President; lending Obama his tie prior to a presidential debate; dealing with a private lifestyles whilst no hour is really your personal. From his first interview with Senator Obama, to his near-decision to not stick with the President-elect to the White condominium, Love drew on trainer K’s teachings as he discovered to navigate Washington. however it was once whereas possessing as much as (temporarily) wasting the President’s briefcase, taking part in pick-up video games in New Hampshire to safe votes, babysitting the kids of vacationing heads of kingdom, and protecting the President corporation at each significant turning aspect of his ancient first crusade and management, that Love discovered how patience and fervour can lead not just to good fortune, yet to a broader thought of adulthood.

Power Foward is a qualified coming-of-age tale like no different.

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