Aug 12
2010

ASIAN JOURNAL (NATIONAL CITY, CA)

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The Managing Editor contacted us after having received press materials and would like to interview Connie in early May and possibly do a review. They requested a copy of the book and we are in the process of arranging this interview. Circulation: 70,000. Click on the link to read what they had to say: 

http://www.asianjournal.com/dateline-usa/15-dateline-usa/6203-dr-connie-mariano-the-white-house-doctor.html

Aug 12
2010

Reviews

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Book Review: The White House Doctor

By Terri Schlichenmeyer
Real Vail – July 25, 2010
"The White House Doctor" by Dr. Connie Mariano
c.2010, Thomas Dunne Books - 300 pages, includes index
Buy from Amazon now
You’ve worked with a lot of people in your life. But there’s one you’ll never forget. He’s the one who gently corrected you just before you embarrassed yourself. She never made you feel like the bonehead you were. He fed you pointers and help. She fed you lunch more than once.

You called them boss, but “friend” was equally appropriate.

Dr. Connie Mariano had two bosses like that, both of them known around the office as POTUS: President of the United States. In her new book “The White House Doctor” she tells about nine years at work, and the two administrations she administered to.

It always seemed that Connie Mariano stood in the shadow of the U.S. Government. Her father was a Navy steward to Vice Admiral Hugh Goodwin and his wife. Mariano’s uncle was a Navy steward at the White House during the Kennedy administration. Mariano herself was a Navy doctor who spent time aboard ships, caring for the crew. But when she was tapped for the position of junior doctor for the first Bush Administration, she was surprised.

For the last year of the Bush’s tenure in office, Mariano dispensed band-aids, followed the First Patient, and followed orders. When Bill Clinton was elected, she briefly feared losing her job but was pleased when asked to lead the department.

Her family, however, wasn’t so pleased.

Mariano had promised her husband and sons that they’d return to their beloved San Diego after her two-year tour as White House physician ended. Two years became four, became six, became nine.

Still, it was a dream job with limitless opportunities. Mariano traveled all over the world as the “White House bag lady” who toted medical supplies and devices wherever the President went, “just in case.” The job demanded long hours, but she forged lifelong friendships – including those with both Presidential families. She rose to the highest rank that any female Filipino-American Navy officer had ever achieved. But when it was over, she had hard reflections.

“I had been missing in action for nine years to take care of the first family,” she says. “Would my real family still need me when I finally came home to stay?”

So you think you’ve got a tough boss? Ha! Try answering to the Leader of the Free World.

Being the physician to POTUS is one of those demanding-but-necessary (and fun!) jobs that nobody thinks about, and author Connie Mariano does well in explaining the day-to-day of it, as well as the exhausting, 38-hour-day bits. Hers was a job that required “invisibility” with constant presence and – talk about pressure - knowing that “it is not a matter of if the president is attacked but when.”

Aside from one annoyance – an incessant reminder of her father’s service – I really enjoyed this peek inside the best-known House in the land. Whether Democrat or Republican, Bush or Clinton, I think you’ll like it, too, so grab a copy of “The White House Doctor”. For politicos, medicos, or anybody who’s just plain curious, this book works.
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Aug 04
2010

Washington Unplugged with Mark Knoller

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Mark Knoller provides a very interesting interview with the White House Doctor. Mr. Knoller spent many years covering the White House news for CBS during Dr. Connie's tenure there which provides a welcome conversation between two as they revisit many of Connie's experiences there. Click the link to watch the video

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20012586-503544.html?tag=contentMain%3BcontentBody

Aug 02
2010

WGNTV

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July 30: Author - Dr. Connie Mariano Talks About Her Book, The White House Doctor: My Patients Were Presidents

 

 
Jul 23
2010

NPR Radio

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NPR Radio host Michel Martin provides a wonderful interview of Dr. Connie revealing many perspectives not heard in previous interviews an appearances by Dr. Connie

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128694780

Jul 19
2010

KGO-TV (ABC) “VIEW FROM THE BAY” (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)

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Former White House doctor Connie Mariano discusses her fascinating memoir. To Read the news article in it's entirety please click this link;

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=view_from_the_bay/everything_else&id=7544415

Jul 19
2010

KSAZ-TV (FOX) “FOX 10 ARIZONA MORNING”

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The White House Doctor

Updated: Monday, 05 Jul 2010, 11:11 AM MDT
Published : Monday, 05 Jul 2010, 11:11 AM MDT

You could call it the ultimate "house call." Dr. Connie Mariano spent nine years as a doctor at the White House.


Jul 19
2010

AZ Family.Com

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Arizona doctor has story to tell about her time as White House concierge doctor. by Margaret Beardsey, azfamily.com Read the article; http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/whitehousedoctor-98260549.html

Jul 19
2010

KTVK-TV/BELO CORP.

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Connie did a live, 5-minute segment in-studio on July 14 with an arrival time of 7:15 a.m. MST. This is a morning news, talk and information program serving the Phoenix market, featuring lifestyle and entertainment reports designed as lighter fare for the morning time period.

 

Jul 19
2010

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (NEW YORK, NY)

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'White House Doctor' by Dr. Connie Mariano gives inside information on Bill Clinton sex scandal



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/06/22/2010-06-22_the_white_house_doctor_by_dr_connie_mariano_gives_inside_information_on_bill_cli.html?r=news/politics#ixzz0u8mW1hKO