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Even Better Than I Expected,
This review is from: Even Worse Than We Had Hoped: A Journey Through The Weird Wild World Of Local Tv News (Paperback)
I found "Even Worse Than We Had Hoped" a very funny and surprising tale that strips bare what most of us might have thought of as a "glamour job": reporting local news on TV. I thought all they had to do was stand up looking good with a microphone and say a couple of intro words to the news footage.
Not so, I learned. The low pay (probably all "glamour jobs" have low pay?), the desperation to come up with something newsworthy every day no matter how few the happenings (even worse than we had hoped!) in your own small city compared with what the big cities have to choose from -- and the wit to see the funny side in spite of it all, was a revelation to me.
Read it only if you don't mind laughing out loud.
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