Image of Amanda Wakes Up


Image of Amanda Wakes Up

Capturing the age-old challenge of producing unbiased news media through the viewpoint of a quirky main character, this novel strikes close to home. News junkies will eat this one-of-a-kind story up, though it bleeds into the realm of topically heavy at times, which does not contrast well with the light-natured humor.

Amanda Gallo has landed the career of her dreams at FAIR News: the morning anchor slot. With a six figure salary and incredible benefits, Amanda feels like she's struck gold; — but the position isn't without its struggles. Amanda is challenged by her chauvinistic co-anchor, frustrating boss, occasional cruel feedback from viewers and sometimes even falsehood-spewing guests. As Amanda's stardom climbs, she begins to wonder what it will truly cost to keep her dream job. (VIKING, Aug., 336 pp., $26.00)
Reviewed by: 
Kaitlyn Kelly