Capitol Hell by Jayne J. Jones

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Nothing is really resolved. There is no indication on the book cover or anywhere else that this is only the beginning of the story, and this reviewer finds that very annoying.
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When recent college graduate Allison Amundson, a small town girl from South Dakota, lands the highly sought-after job of scheduler to the newly-elected and rising star of the United States Senate, Senator Anders McDermott III, she initially thinks she is on the fast track to success. However, she quickly learns that crazy co-workers, a high maintenance boss, the boss's over-the-top demanding family, and an unexpected Presidential bid make Capitol Hill seem even more dysfunctional than it looks on TV. In fact, it is Capitol Hell.

This off-beat, hilarious novel captures what it is like to work in the United States Senate. Find out how it feels to be a hot young staffer on Capitol Hill when you step into Allison's hot pink high heels, and catch a glimpse of what life is really like ''inside the beltway.''


“America’s Hottest New Political Book” – CNN

''Too good not to share.'' - The Hill

“Devil Wears Prada Meets US Senate.” - US News and World Report

''Wickedly funny...eye-opening...saucy novel about the crazy co-workers, high-maintenance politicians, and over-the-top entourages that can only be found inside the beltway…a taste of humor from Capitol Hill.”

- Yahoo! Finance

“Capitol Hell” is worth a good laugh” - Roll Call

''Readers will be particularly fascinated by the authors' antics and the senator's peccadilloes.''

- Minneapolis Star Tribune

''Hilarious and insightful.'' - Austin Daily Herald

“Jones and Long write seamlessly, and … incidents in the book are hilarious” - St. Paul Pioneer Press

“This off-beat and hilarious novel lets readers see behind the political person and into the life of a rising star in the U.S. Senate.” - Northland’s News Center

“Capitol Hell was a blast to read!” – Twin Cities Public Television: Almanac

“America's hot new political novel, 'Capitol Hell,' will get your vote this election season.” - NBC Indiana WTHR

“Addictive...a real page-turner. Who ARE these wacky characters? Obviously written by two women who know of what they speak.” - KSOO Radio Sioux Falls

“All the dirt from the Hill in Paperback” - KXAN Austin

“This book is hilarious” -Daytime @ Nine, KABB San Antonio

"Capitol Hell is full of funny and insightful glimpses into life on the Hill and the campaign trail." -Kerry/Edwards Presidential Campaign Fundraiser, Bridget Siegel, author of 'Domestic Affairs: A Campaign Novel'

"Capitol Hell is a thoroughly entertaining look at the absurd real behind the scenes of politics. If the Devil Wears Prada was set in DC and at a Senators Office- this would be that story." -Karith Foster, comedian, author and speaker

"Capitol Hell is a fun and witty take on Washington politics from the angle of a charming young staffer. Both sides of the aisle will be equally entertained, so for a good laugh pick up Capitol Hell this election season!" -Loren Stone, Director of Research, Judge Judy, Paramount Pictures

"Capitol Hell took me back to my crazy DC intern days- it's an excellent combination of fact and fiction that will leave you laughing at the absurd truth of what really goes on behind the political scene." -Karith Foster, comedian, author and speaker

"Capitol Hell gives the reader a real life glimpse behind the curtain of a Senate office. This book is well written and you'll laugh straight to the ballot box." -Thom Bierdz, of the Young and the Restless and author of Forgiving Troy

"Although you know Capitol Hell is a fictitious story, you can't help but feel the absurd and hysterical accounts of the main character happened in real life to many a DC newcomer." -Karith Foster, comedian, author and speaker

About Jayne J. Jones

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Jayne Jones and Alicia Long, co-authors of Capitol Hell began their political careers by working for former Senator Norm Coleman (MN). Jayne Jones, a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, left Capitol Hill to work for the Minnesota House of Representatives, where she was the Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the House. Her favorite adventure is teaching others about the legislative process and how to draft legislation in her capacity as a political science professor at Concordia University. Jones is also in the process of starting a summer camp for teenagers interested in public policy.Alicia Long, a South Dakota native and graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, also worked for United States Senator John Thune (SD) as well as former United States Senator George Allen (VA). After graduating from law school, she obtained employment as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Department of Justice. In that capacity, she worked as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia. Currently she is an attorney working in Washington D.C.
Published August 30, 2012 by Beaver's Pond Press. 328 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Reviewed by Rhetta Akamatsu on Jun 08 2013

Nothing is really resolved. There is no indication on the book cover or anywhere else that this is only the beginning of the story, and this reviewer finds that very annoying.

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