“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.
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About the Author
Jessica Yellin is the Emmy and Gracie award winning former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN. She's interviewed Presidents Obama, Clinton and Bush and reported from around the world. Her first novel, Savage News, will be published by HarperCollins Spring 2019. She broadcasts daily news reports on Instagram. Her mission: deliver quality reporting and analysis that leaves the audience feeling informed and empowered. Follow her on Instagram @JessicaYellin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have followed Jessica Yellin and News not Noise for about a year now and love her insight into what is happening in politics on a daily basis. That said, I was super excited to read her first novel! I really enjoyed this novel. I loved that it was very topical but with a fictional storyline. I found myself rooting for Natalie but also getting furious for the insane amount of sexism and nonsense she had to deal with. Overall it felt very in line with current day and what is happening in government, but with fictional characters and storylines it made it much more enjoyable than watching and reading the news. I highly recommend this book! I received an advanced copy in exchange of an honest review.
3 1\2 stars 3 1\2 stars out of 5 Jessica Yellin background in politics keeps this story read, honest and very human. Natalie Savage is a weak character what slowly develops a back bone finding her voice in the world of news. The story is very much a chic lite story line where the lead woman slowly discovers who she is and what she wants to be in life. The story pacing was off and at times extremely slow. I found some editing in certain areas would have help with the pacing as well as the dynamics between the different characters. Natalie Savage is working in one of the most cut throat fields in the world and yet she seems to be the biggest pushover which might have readers wondering how she got to D.C to cover the biggest stories. The books wasn't great but it wasn't bad it fell right in the middle of being ok. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher MIRA for a advance copy of Jessica Yellin Savage News.