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Blowing My Cover: 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.

Synopsis:

Moran's hilarious memoir tells the true story of a young woman who fulfills her dream by joining the CIA, only to find out that the life of a spy is not at all what she expected.

About the Author

Lindsay Moran is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. From 1998 to 2003, she worked as a case officer for the CIA.

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Jan W, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by Jan W)
It was fascinating to read of the author's experiences while training to become a CIA agent. The narrative is fast-paced and a quick read. It was also very interesting to read of her reactions to 9/11 and the fact that all the agents felt that they had personally let the country down by not uncovering the plot in advance. I would recommend this book to anyone considering joining the CIA and everyone else interested in learning more about the CIA and what it would be like to work for this agency.
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Jan W, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by Jan W)
It was fascinating to read of the author's experiences while training to become a CIA agent. The narrative is fast-paced and a quick read. It was also very interesting to read of her reactions to 9/11 and the fact that all the agents felt that they had personally let the country down by not uncovering the plot in advance. I would recommend this book to anyone considering joining the CIA and everyone else interested in learning more about the CIA and what it would be like to work for this agency.
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Jan W, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by Jan W)
It was fascinating to read of the author's experiences while training to become a CIA agent. The narrative is fast-paced and a quick read. It was also very interesting to read of her reactions to 9/11 and the fact that all the agents felt that they had personally let the country down by not uncovering the plot in advance. I would recommend this book to anyone considering joining the CIA and everyone else interested in learning more about the CIA and what it would be like to work for this agency.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425205624
Author:
Moran, Lindsay
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Intelligence agents - United States
Subject:
Biography-Political
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.60x5.16x.83 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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