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Valerie Jarrett Reflects on Obama Administration, Public Service in 'Finding My Voice'

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Valerie Jarrett was President Obama's longest serving senior advisor. (Photo: Andrew Eccles)

As President Obama's longest serving senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett led the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls. But before she entered public service, Jarrett was an unfulfilled corporate lawyer in an unhappy marriage. Her new memoir, "Finding My Voice," describes how she overcame self-doubt and transformed herself into an influential policy adviser. We'll talk to Jarrett about her book, her recollections of the Obama White House and her thoughts on the Trump administration.

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