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Suburgatory: Twisted Tales from Darkest Suburbia (CD-Audio)

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Linda Erin Keenan spent seven years as a CNN senior producer/head writer for top anchors, including Anderson Cooper, Aaron Brown, Willow Bay, Stuart Varney, and Lou Dobbs. Her first-person essays have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine and the Huffington Post.

Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as a prestigious Odyssey Award, and she has been awarded more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.
Suburgatory lampoons the absurdities and contradictions that Linda Erin Keenan has witnessed since leaving New York City, where she was a thoroughly urban CNN news producer for seven years, and settling down as a hapless stay-at-home suburban mother. The original proposal for this book was picked by Warner Brothers in 2010, and you can see their imagining of Suburgatory on the ABC show of the same name.

Keenan was forced by the man in her life to leave her beloved New York City for a supposed suburban utopia. Instead she found herself trapped in a place where conformity is king and where she often felt like she had been taken hostage by an adult Girl Scout troop. So Keenan decided to train her twisted reporter's eye on the strange inhabitants of this new foreign land. Thought of as a local town newspaper or Web site, Suburgatory includes "news stories" (Mom Plans School Auction During Dreary Sex) that go after the tiger moms, breastfeeding nazis, frustrated swingers, crypto-racists, barely-there dads, and power-mad principals.

In addition to the irreverent news stories, Suburgatory features faux op-ed "Shout Outs" (Let's Do that Key Party Right the Next Time), witty advertisements (Briarcliff Academy—Educating the Stupid Rich Since 1903), and an over-the-top totally toxic advice columnist: Dr. Drama.

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ISBN 9781452605289
Genre HUMOR / Form / Parodies
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2011-11-28 00:00:00.0
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Copyright Year 2012
Height 5.5 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 0.36 lb
Language English
Subtitle Twisted Tales from Darkest Suburbia
Volume Number 6
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Keenan, Linda Erin
Country of Origin United States

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