Suburgatory: Life Trapped Among The Manicured Moms, Barely There Dads, And Nightmare Neighbors

Suburgatory: Life Trapped Among The Manicured Moms, Barely There Dads, And Nightmare Neighbors

by Linda Keenan

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Suburgatory lampoons the absurdities and contradictions that Linda Keenan has witnessed since leaving New York City, where she was a thoroughly urban CNN news producer for seven years, and settling down as a hapless stay-at-home suburban mother. The original proposal for this book was picked up by Warner Brothers, and you can see their imagining of Suburgatory on the ABC show of the same title.


Keenan was forced by the man in her life to leave her beloved New York City for a supposed suburban utopia. Instead she found herself trapped in a place where conformity is king, and where she often felt like she had been taken hostage by an adult Girl Scout troop. So Keenan decided to train her twisted reporter's eye on the strange inhabitants of this new foreign land. Thought of as a local town newspaper or website, Suburgatory excoriates—through satirical local “news stories”—the mostly upper middle class American pieties and parenting obsessions, targeting the all-around bad behavior raging underneath the surface of those obsessively tended suburban lawns and bikini lines. 


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762777433
Publisher: Skirt!
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Linda Erin Keenan spent seven years as a CNN head-writer for anchors, including Anderson Cooper and Lou Dobbs, before trading it all in for baby and suburbia. She now trains her reporter’s eye on the subversive side of her new, foreign environment. Her essays have appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and The Huffington Post.

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Suburgatory: Life Trapped among the Manicured Moms, Barely There Dads, and Nightmare Neighbors 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quirky, kooky fun. In this collection, Linda Erin Keenan explores life in the suburbs in a series of "articles" that encapsulate the many interactions she had after her move. Her writing is funny and the book is laughing. The show is very different from the book, but you can a lot of the ABC series in this book and vice versa. I definitely recommend it!
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