“Jessica Yellin is the clear honest voice of our generation.”-Amy Schumer
Be noisy. Natalie Savage grew up hearing these words from her beloved father, who admired Walter Cronkite so much he named the family dog after him. Natalie—who spent her twenties missing out on life’s benchmarks—finally sees her efforts pay off when she’s assigned to cover the White House for her network, ATN. The problem? The position is only temporary, a test to see if she has what it takes. She has always relied on her grit, her principles and her news sense to gain success. But now her competition is a twenty-six-year-old spoiled frat boy who got his big television break by eating raw animal parts on a reality show.
Of course, he’s winning.
Natalie, along with her scrappy production team, has to navigate ratings wars, workplace sexual harassment and an international political crisis in order to prove herself. But the closer she gets to achieving her dream job, the more she wonders if it is worth all the compromise.
Timely, funny and smart, this juicy debut is the perfect tonic for readers contending with today’s politics and the #MeToo movement. Natalie Savage will be sure to join the ranks of our favorite fictional heroines as she figures out that having it all doesn’t mean giving up everything she stands for.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Jessica Yellin draws on her time as an on-air correspondent for CNN and ABC for her deliciously spunky debut. The novel follows Natalie Savage, a reporter who gets the chance to prove her talent when her network gives her a job covering the White House. But when she meets her competition—a bro-tastic reality TV alum—Natalie must put her personal and professional ethics to the test. Yellin’s warts-and-all portrayal of TV news takes on ratings wars, DC intrigue, and #MeToo. With its fast-paced dialogue and ripped-from-reality details, we couldn’t put Savage News down.