Buy Used
$3.51
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

And So It Goes Hardcover – May 19, 1986


See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$5.33 $0.01
Paperback
"Please retry"
$35.00
Audio, Cassette, Audiobook
"Please retry"
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$19.99

"Who You Are: A Story of Second Chances"
Explore John Croyle's story of the life shaping, Kingdom transforming ministry that God used one man to begin. Learn more

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

A veteran of NBC, CBS, and ABC, Linda Ellerbee now runs Lucky Duck Productions, which produces a wide variety of programs all across the television spectrum but is best known for its highly praised, multi-award-winning Nick News series and topical children's specials for Nickelodeon.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

"A Touch of Stardust" by Kate Alcott
Go behind the scenes of the filming of "Gone with the Wind" and the passionate romance between Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 255 pages
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons (May 19, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399130470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399130472
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #820,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 27, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Linda Ellerbee is the Queen of Hard Knocks, but she always comes up wiser -- and funnier. "And So It Goes" is a sharp and brutally honest look at the world of TV news. Ellerbee shares behind-the-scenes tales that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief, and catching your breath in uproarious laughter. Ellerbee is engaging, lively, provocative and above all else, frightening. NBC fired her months after the book was originally published, probably in no small part to the toes that Ellerbee stepped on in this book. Read it to see why.I teach journalism, and to this day, I still recommend this to my friends. I can also honestly say that this is probably my favorite book of all time. It's that good.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Daniels on July 17, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I've probably read this book a dozen times from cover to dog-eared cover; my paperback copy is literally falling apart! I still open it sometimes just to read a couple of pages from the middle, and I'm always entertained by Ellerbee's wit.

Wit: a combination of rational intelligence and humour. Ellerbee displays both in abundance, and her writing style is pitch-perfect. She's worked in network news long enough to have seen all of it's strength and weaknesses, and long enough to have lived through one-too-many comical misadventures. Some of her anectodal experiences are downright hilarious:
Stealing Reagan's golf cart for a joyride. Spying on a button manufacturer from a rooftop across the street (to learn before the competing networks who'll be chosen vice president for a presidential campaign). Getting unintentionally stuck in the middle of a homecoming parade for the Iran hostages. Using dinner trays to "surf" down the aisle of a flying airplane. A rubber duck on the set. A "thing and a thing." And so it goes...
There are also some suprising revelations, such as Ellerbee's confession to a back-alley abortion, and her discovery that Ohio didn't become a state until 1954!
Read this book and be entertained... and simoultaneously enlightened about the field of broadcast journalism.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Cooke on September 14, 2002
Direct, honest, and brilliantly written, Ellerbee's masterwork gives the reader an inside look into the world of broadcast journalism. Her 80's program NBC News Overnight was a unique vehicle for intelligent reporting and videography. It was the last show of its kind on network news TV which, if anything, has gotten worse since the writing of this book. When Ellerbee's Nickelodeon children's programs are more intelligently written than most of the so called "adult" news programs on TV, that's scary. It is unfortunately the case.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Love on April 18, 2004
Format: Hardcover
There are some books that should never be resigned to the dustbin and this is one of them. The message is timeless and, despite the humor, frightening. Ms. Ellerbee's wisdom is needed more today than it was back in 1988.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Don Reser on March 29, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is great therapy for all of us who realize that the world is insane, not us.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?