Reality Jane

Reality Jane

by Shannon Nering

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BN ID: 2940013364257
Publisher: Bancroft Press
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

If reality television hadn’t been invented, Shannon Nering wouldn’t know what to do for a living! Shannon’s a much-in-demand docu-reality producer and director, whose savant-like understanding of the genre, combined with her ability to create intimate bonds with her subjects, pays off in riveting television . . . and now riveting novels like Reality Jane.

Recent producer and director credits include Peak Season for MTV (supervising) and the CBC ratings winner The Week the Women Went. She cut her reality chops in Los Angeles, producing on numerous shows from Bachelorettes in Alaska, to Blow Out, to The Dr. Phil Show. Shannon began her broadcast career as an on-air host and reporter for the CBC.

She currently lives in Vancouver, BC with her cameraman husband and two young sons.

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Reality Jane 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mlcap123 More than 1 year ago
Small town, Canadian journalist Jane Kaufman is finally in Hollywood, living the dream life of a television producer; 18 hour work days, endless coffee beverages, and heartless employers. This was not what Jane was expecting when she signed up to work for Ricky Dean, the hottest self-help reality icon in radio and, now, TV. Learning the lessons of betrayal and loyalty in the biz, Jane realizes that maybe Hollywood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Jane tells us of her adventures behind the camera with famous sex kittens and rap stars, all the while managing her confusing dating life as a single gal in her late 20′s. Does she go for the sexy Alex who help set her up with the gig of her life? Or does she stay with Grant, the loyal and caring boyfriend? While juggling her dating life, she juggles her friendships too which often appear as unaffected as a botoxed forehead, and as superficial too. But Jane has a good heart, and although she may not want to admit it at first, she finally realizes that she is too good to work for a man who claims to help but only hurts. It takes a seven-year-old girl’s tears to bring Jane back to reality, but when she is back, she is better than ever. For Carrie Bradshaw fans (Sex And The City) or Chelsea Handler fans, this is a great read. It’s a lot of fun and author Shannon Nering gives a great inside look at what it is like to be a TV producer, her being one in actual reality. Reading her quick narration is like sitting at a swanky Los Angeles Club, chatting over martinis. Reality Jane is romantic, witty, spunky, and entertaining. Maybe even made for TV!
Jenscorner More than 1 year ago
Jane is hired to be a producer for The Purrfect Life. However, she soon finds out that her new life in LA is anything but. Jane learns quickly why she was chosen a the show's producer, but makes the best of the situation. Soon, she produces other reality shows. WHile making a name for herself, she's discovering the highs and lows of life in LA-LA land. Some co-workers are worth being friends with, while others are not. Some men are worth spending time with, while others just want to use you to help their career along. And then there are the rare "dream" gems. The dream guy and the dream job. While Grant is the dream guy, Fix Your Life is the dream job that turns into a nightmare. Thinking she;ll be making a difference in peoples' lives, Jane discovers it's all about manipulating guests to get ratings. Jane has a hard time accepting the reality she brings to these guests. But is the show everything it's carcked up to be? Will she have to choose between the show and Grant? And is she realy going to have to work for one of her former assistants?
harstan More than 1 year ago
The self help reality guru of media Ricky Dean hires Canadian journalist Jane Kaufman as a television producer. She travels to Hollywood where she is almost famous while on call 24/7. She became a caffeine addict with her daily coffee seemingly matching her age of twenty-eight; and learning the ropes of reality TV means throwing the innocent lambs like the obese seven child to the wolves dressed as fans. After growing up in a loyal caring Canadian prairie family, Jane struggles with backstabbers and dealing with maniacal guests and their rapacious retinue. Her fill in when she can have a personal life limited to no sleep has faithful Grant as her boyfriend, but sexy Alex owns her fantasy libido. However, it is that seven year old fat girl whose hysteria is a wake up call to Reality Jane as she ponders how future generations looking back at her accomplishments would react. Reality Jane is an entertaining satire on the survival of the nastiest in Hollywood's reality shows written by an insider. Jane is terrific as she realizes who has her back and who is stabbing her back. With an is that all there is theme, Shannon Nering provides an intriguing portrait of a woman who enjoys the reality media concept, but loathes the belief that the attendees want blood from the participants; who are unwitting volunteer Christians facing lions inside the Roman Coliseum. Harriet Klausner