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"The book is really, as the subtitle suggests, "A Workbook for the President-Elect," complete with exercises to fill in and boxes to tick off; but it is also a compelling primer for the average citizen." Frank Gannon, Wall Street Journal
"Hess's workbook is a must for the incoming administration. He touches on everything from decorating the Oval Office, dodging Cabinet nomination fights, and penning a memorable inaugural address to firing bumbling aides."" Paul Bedard, U.S. News & World Report
"Magically combines expertise, charm, and implicit wit." Library Journal
"Mr. Hess' book is also fun and reader-friendly: It is packed with illustrations, charts, jokes, anecdotes, gossip and even cartoons. It should be essential reading in public affairs and political science classes in high school and college across the nation." Martin Sieff, Washington Times
"Wise and accessible." Huffington Post
"A remarkably readable, eminently utilitarian, and uncommonly unpretentious book.... What Do We Do Now? is a book every serious political junkie ought to own....[Hess] makes serious subject matter accessible--easy but never breezy--and in doing so, he's given interested observers an opportunity to evaluate this presidential transition" Mitchell Report
" What Do We Do Now? is a perfect combination of insider esoterica and trivia-friendly miscellany; it is written with the grace and wit of a natural writer and informed by the insight and wisdom of a man who has practiced what he now preaches." Frank Gannon, The New Nixon blog
"A short paperback most helpful to the incomers." William Safire, New York Times
"For every president-elect who wished there was a how-to guide for the transition period, Stephen Hess has written a book just for them." Daniel Strauss, Roll Call
"Few individuals are more qualified to examine presidential transitions than Hess" CHOICE
Stephen Hess is senior fellow emeritus in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and Distinguished Research Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He has been engaged in presidential transitions since he was a young speechwriter in the Eisenhower White House. He returned to the White House with President Richard Nixon, helped Jimmy Carter reorganize the Executive Office and advised the presidential transition teams of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and GeorgeW. Bush. His numerous books include Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States (Brookings, 2005) and Organizing the Presidency (Brookings, 3rd ed in 2002 with James Pfiffner).