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Amanda Wakes Up - A Novel

Alisyn Camerota

The Devil Wears Prada meets Primary Colors in this wickedly funny debut novel about a bootstrapping young reporter who lands a plum job at a big-time cable news station and finds her ambitions and her love life turned upside down "A hilarious, eye-opening glimpse into the TV-news trenches, from one who's had to navigate them backwards and in heels." —Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and author of I Know I Am, but What Are You? 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, 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 as 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 save herself.

The Devil Wears Prada meets Primary Colors in this wickedly funny debut novel about a bootstrapping young reporter who lands a plum job at a big-time cable news station and finds her ambitions and her love life turned upside down "A hilarious, eye-opening glimpse into the TV-news trenches, from one who's had to navigate them backwards and in heels." —Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and author of I Know I Am, but What Are You? 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, 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 as 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 save herself.
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The Devil Wears Prada meets Primary Colors in this wickedly funny debut novel about a bootstrapping young reporter who lands a plum job at a big-time cable news station and finds her ambitions and her love life turned upside down "A hilarious, eye-opening glimpse into the TV-news trenches, from one who's had to navigate them backwards and in heels." —Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and author of I Know I Am, but What Are You? 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, 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 as 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 save herself.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lu Hanessian

Length:

11h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:29


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:30


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:42


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:08


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:03


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:51


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:14


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:42


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:43


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:03


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:12


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:41


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:17


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:00


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:53


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:11


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

00:32