Transit Girl

Transit Girl

by Jamie Shupak

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940610009
Publisher: Polis Books
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 479 KB

About the Author


Jamie Shupak is the morning traffic anchor on NY1, Time Warner Cable's popular 24/7 news channel in New York City. Shupak, a news Emmy nominee, can be seen every weekday morning from 5 a.m. until Noon. She has been the subject of profiles in The New York Times and the New York Post, the latter of which dubbed her the "Trans-It Girl." The New York Observer named her one of the media's top 50 "power bachelorettes" while she was the dating columnist for Complex magazine, penning her advice for single men and women everywhere on a weekly basis. But the Philadelphia native and University of Maryland graduate now chronicles her romantic home life and the delicious, healthy meals she cooks on her food blog, TV Dinner. Featured on Mashable and in New York Magazine's Grub Street, Shupak showcases her culinary talents, tailored to her meat- and dairy-free diet. She currently resides in Manhattan with her fiancé, New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter.

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PROLOGUE

Am I ever going to see Zelda again?

Her desperate whimpers for help from that cold, sterile cage are still ringing in my ears. My nine hours in the holding cell of the Sixth Precinct are up, but I wish they’d have let her go free instead. She didn't do anything wrong. She didn't ask for this.

Right now I feel almost as innocent as Zelda. Then again, she’s a twenty-two-pound French bulldog and I’m the girl who tore off her shirt in the middle of a spontaneous “Blurred Lines” karaoke session at Tortilla Flats. Did I mention there was a video camera?

I feel like such a failure, and I’m still not even sure how all of this happened. I wish everything could go back to the way it was just a week ago. I had a ring on my finger from a man I’ve loved for a decade, a dog, and an apartment we all shared in the West Village. But the damage is irreversible, and all of that is now gone, stripped from me by a twenty-two-year-old who I thought was my friend. Nothing makes sense anymore.

I’m ashamed, and I don’t even recognize myself. I thought I was doing everything right. I thought I had it all figured out. I met the man of my dreams in college, then we moved to New York and got great jobs. I adopted Zelda for us for his twenty-fifth birthday, and with her, we became a family. Then he asked me to marry him, and we started planning our dream life together. And then I find out he was sleeping with his assistant.

Wouldn't you fight for the dog too?

It felt like she was the only thing I had left. And now that she’s gone, and my fiancé is gone too, the only people waiting for me out here are my viewers.

I have to be on air in exactly fifty-seven minutes.

People always ask me, “How on earth do you wake up at 3:30 every morning to do the traffic?” I laugh, because to me, it’s simple: I roll out of bed. I throw on Spanx. I dry my hair. I apply my makeup. Then, I deliver the news to all of New York.

The question people should ask me would be much more revealing: “When you wake up at 3:30 in the morning to do the traffic, what on earth is your fiancé doing?”

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Transit Girl 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I picked up Transit Girl, I couldn't put it down! In fact, I stopped reading my book club book to read Transit Girl, and (for the first time ever) I went to book club without having finished the book. And then I ended up telling the book club ladies about Transit Girl. Now they're reading it and loving it, too! Transit Girl is a fun, steamy read that will have you hooked if you are (or ever were) a young professional navigating your city's dating scene, if you ever hit rock bottom in your love life, or if you simply love New York City. I really enjoyed all the NYC references and the fact that the story is based on the author's life.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this story an actual depiction of a 30-year old single girl in the big city? I can't believe I finished it. I'm deleting it from my account in hopes my 13-year old won't read it from my Nook. I can't believe it was recommended by B&N. I won't listen to their future recommendations after this sleezy novel. Geez... I'd much rather read 50 Shades to this crappy story.