Blowing My Cover by Lindsay Moran
My Life as a CIA Spy

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Call me naïve, but when I was a girl-watching James Bond and devouring Harriet the Spy-all I wanted was to grow up to be a spy. Unlike most kids, I didn't lose my secret-agent aspirations. So as a bright-eyed, idealistic college grad, I sent my resume to the CIA.

Getting in was a story in itself. I peed in more cups than you could imagine, and was nearly condemned as a sexual deviant by the staff psychologist. My roommates were getting freaked out by government investigators lurking around, asking questions about my past.

Finally, the CIA was training me to crash cars into barriers at 60 mph. Jump out of airplanes with cargo attached to my body. Survive interrogation, travel in alias, lose a tail. One thing they didn't teach us was how to date a guy while lying to him about what you do for a living. That I had to figure out for myself.
Then I was posted overseas. And that's when the real fun began.


About Lindsay Moran

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Lindsay Moran is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. From 1998 to 2003, she worked as a case officer for the C.I.A.
Published November 1, 2005 by Berkley. 316 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History, War. Non-fiction

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The story of a reluctant CIA case officer, told with brio and dark humor by the ex-spy herself.

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When Harvard grad Moran entered CIA training in her late 20s, her expectations had more to do with Harriet the Spy and James Bond than with drudge work or servic

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Moran, a disenchanted CIA case officer between 1998 and 2003, relates her (mis)adventures with wit and intelligence—she’s an unglamorous Bond Girl with Bridget Jones’s sensibilities.

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