Amanda Wakes Up

by Alisyn Camerota

The Devil Wears Prada meets Primary Colors in this breezy summer read, as seen in The New York Times, People, and O Magazine

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.

Recent Reviews

Book Review - Amanda Wakes Up by Alisyn Camerota

Nick Soto

4.5 Stars

Amanda Gallo has finally made it. She got her dream job as the morning anchor at FAIR news along with a new six figure salary and a wardrobe allowance. With enough resources and a prominent job, Amanda feels she can finally make her family…

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Humourous, yet Realistic

Gabriela Fernandez

3.5 Stars

I was very surprised to find that I actually quite liked this book. It's about Amanda who starts working in broadcasting, but things aren't as idealistic as she thought they would be. It's a very interesting subject and setting, completely…

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Amanda wakes up

Emma Hurley

5 Stars

a fun told story about coming of age and what it means to make it on your own independently . This story can find true to many young women or not but all will enjoy the authors unique take on life in the city as a young woman . I highly recommend it.

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Bailey Riddle

5 Stars

Oh. My. Goodness. I was so excited when I saw this book available to request, and immediately had to snatch it up so I could read it. The premise sounded so interesting, and I’ve been meaning to expand the genres that I read. This book will…

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Book Review: Amanda Wakes Up

Andrea Draper

3.5 Stars

This is a coming of age story that shows that making it on your own can happen with hard work and lots of dedication. This…

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