Monday, November 20, 2017

Amanda Wakes Up

Synopsis (from Amazon): When Amanda Gallo, fresh from the backwater of local TV, lands the job of her dreams at FAIR News - the coveted morning anchor slot - she's finally made it: a six-figure salary, a wardrobe allowance, plenty of on-air face time, and a chance to realize her dreams, not to mention buy herself lunch. Amanda Wakes Up takes off as Amanda feels for the first time that she can make her mom and her best friend proud and think about an actual future with her boyfriend, Charlie. But she finds her journalistic ideals shredded as she struggles to keep up with the issues in a ratings-crazed madhouse - battling for hair and makeup time, coping with her sexist (but scathingly handsome) coanchor, Rob, mixing up the headlines with pajama modeling on the street, and showing Benji Diggs, her media maestro boss, that she's got what it takes. 

As the news heats up in a hotly contested election season and a wild-card candidate, former Hollywood actor Victor Fluke, appears on the scene, Amanda's pressure-cooker job gets hotter and her personal life unravels. Walking a knife's edge between ambition and survival, and about to break the biggest story of her career, Amanda must decide what she's willing to give up to get ahead - and what she needs to hold on to to save herself.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I liked reading about all the nutty things Amanda had to go through all for "the story."  Amanda Wakes Up was very entertaining hitting several different emotions - funny, energizing, nerve wrecking, and sexy/romantic. The story ties in so many similar recent events, it made it a very interesting but fun read.  I really liked the ethical challenge Amanda took us through the entire book.  I also liked the outcome and how she handled the challenges.  She made the right choice and did the right thing (in my opinion!).

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would, read other books by Alisyn Camerota.  

Alisyn Camerota is a journalist and cohost of CNN's morning show New Day. Prior to joining CNN, Camerota was cohost of FOX News Channel's morning show FOX + Friends Weekend. She has been a national correspondent for NBC's morning magazine show Real Life and the crime show America's Most Wanted

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