Mindy Kaling Is Turning A White House Memoir Into The Next Must-Watch Political TV Show

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Hey man, I get it. There are like 10 planets in retrograde, the planet is on fire, and there's nothing good happening on cable, so here's some nice news: . No, not this current White House. The recently former one. The one with an actual president living in it? You guys know the one. The one with a public visitor's log. And the rainbow lights that one time. The one with staffers you'd actually like to get a drink with, and not run screaming from.

And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House (published last month by Twelve Publishing), the best-selling memoir by , chronicles Mastromonaco's almost 10-year career with Barack Obama, from his start as a senator, through two successful presidential campaigns and one and a half terms in the White House, as well as her own childhood in Rhinebeck, New York. So yeah, like, a lot. Alyssa's seen it all.

Having worked as assistant to the president and director of scheduling and advance (from 2009-2011), as well as deputy chief of staff for operations (2011-2014), Mastromonaco knows all the weird and wonky, behind-the-scenes dish. In reviews, her book has been described as "" - but, you know, if that sister worked for POTUS.

by Alyssa Mastromonaco, $15,

What. A. Fabulous. Combination.

Kaling and Mastromonaco have been friends for years, and actually have Obama to thank for that — he introduced them in 2012. Given — "an unfiltered account of Mastromonaco’s time at the White House putting out fires, meeting with world leaders, and occasionally winning election" — and given Kaling's own background (she's the creator, writer, showrunner, producer and, uh, star of The Mindy Project), one can assume this show will be a little less West Wing and a little more Veep. Am I the only one who gets a kick out of seeing be-sheath-dressed folks swearing profusely in the once-formerly-sacred-White House?


Man I'm excited for this project.

After leaving the White House in 2014, Mastromonaco joined the private sphere; she's now president of global communications at A&E Television Networks.

in taking Mastromonaco's book to the small screen shortly after reading it, though as of yet no timeline for the project has been released.