JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television

JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television

by Adam Buckman




PRAISE for "JERK": "VERY interesting read ... thoroughly entertaining!" -- Michael Smerconish, Sirius XM Radio ... "GOOD stuff from the TV trenches!" -- New York Daily News ... "ENTERTAINING and insightful ... a great book!" -- WNET/Ch.13, New York

NATIONALLY known TV columnist Adam Buckman provides a very personal history of television in "JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television." With a title inspired by an angry reader who mailed him one of his newspaper columns with the word "Jerk" scrawled over his column photo, "JERK" is a hilarious and poignant insider's tour of the TV business. It features dozens of never-before-told anecdotes about TV's biggest stars - Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Howard Stern, Katie Couric and many more. "JERK" goes behind-the-scenes with TV's most unforgettable characters - actors, actresses, news anchors, game show hosts, comedians, kiddie show icons, talk-show hosts, producers, writers, network executives, publicists and more - and reveals what they might not want you to know. "JERK" traces the epic evolution of television from the 1980s to the present: The explosion of TV channels, the shattering of long-standing taboos, the four-star hits and the zero-star stinkers. Written by a keen observer of the TV business who has had a front-row seat for more than three decades, "JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television" is like no other TV book you have ever read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500365790
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/24/2014
Pages: 428
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Adam Buckman, author of "JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television," is one of the nation's premiere chroniclers of the TV business - a New York-based reporter, editor and columnist on the TV beat who has produced more than 7,000 bylined columns and stories about TV.

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