White Collar Girl

White Collar Girl

Book - 2015
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"The latest novel from the bestselling author of Dollface and What the Lady Wants takes us deep into the tumultuous world of 1950s Chicago where a female journalist struggles with the heavy price of ambition... Every second of every day, something is happening. There's a story out there buried in the muck, and Jordan Walsh, coming from a family of esteemed reporters, wants to be the one to dig it up. But it's 1955, and the men who dominate the city room of the Chicago Tribune have no interest in making room for a female cub reporter. Instead Jordan is relegated to society news, reporting on Marilyn Monroe sightings at the Pump Room and interviewing secretaries for the White Collar Girl column. Even with her journalistic legacy and connections to luminaries like Mike Royko, Nelson Algren, and Ernest Hemingway, Jordan struggles to be taken seriously. Of course, that all changes the moment she establishes a secret source inside Mayor Daley's office and gets her hands on some confidential information. Now careers and lives are hanging on Jordan's every word. But if she succeeds in landing her stories on the front page, there's no guarantee she'll remain above the fold..."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : New American Library, [2015]
ISBN: 9780451474971
Characteristics: x, 424 pages ; 21 cm


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Sep 24, 2019

A very fun and enjoyable period piece! The main character of Jordan Walsh feels so real and personable! Very rarely is there a story that covers ALL aspects of a woman's life (work, romance, family, etc.) while being told in first person.

Jun 03, 2019

I like this author, she includes just enough history to make the story believable and her characters are strong, inspiring women. I thoroughly enjoyed Jordan's journey and all the detours she took along the way, totally empathize with her difficulties being the only woman trying to break into a "man's" profession. She did it her way.


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