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Diary of a Public Radio Slave

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When Sloan Kennedy is handed a pink slip from her employer and her fiancé, she takes a job as a receptionist at a local public radio station, quickly becoming immersed in the goofy world of broadcast journalism students perfecting their British accents, gossiping busybodies, flaky bosses, and uber pledge drive fans. Sloane must pull it all together as visiting radio ...more
142 pages
Published (first published April 5th 2011)
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Aug 20, 2013 Lucy rated it really liked it
this is the perfect fun fluff to read right after finishing two Serious Books. the characters are delightfully delineated, described, demented.
Jul 05, 2012 Mom rated it really liked it
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Here is a very funny book, if you are a fan or at least familiar with Public Radio. Sloan Kennedy has lost her job, her boyfriend, and is teetering on losing her house. So why not apply for a job at the college's Public Radio station? She is hired as a glorified go-fer, translation: Administrative Assistant, and she ultimately becomes the Saviour of the Pledge Campaign. If you are a PBS listener, you know how quirky programming can be- every topic you can think of pronounced with a British ...more
Apr 30, 2012 Kathy rated it liked it
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If you've ever worked in a public radio station you will get quite a few laughs out of "Diary of a Public Radio Slave" by Kerri Wood Thomson. While I know from personal experience that people who work at TV stations are special, and I've heard that the people who work at typical radio stations are rather special too...the folks who work at a public radio station are a special breed all to themselves. Thomson captures the fun quirkiness that inhabit the halls of a public radio station, and with ...more
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Jun 28, 2014 Victor Muthoka rated it liked it
I found this book to be very fun, a light and enjoyable read. Sloan loses her job & is dumped by her fiancé Ben, leading to a turn in life for her.

She looks for work to keep up w/ the new apartment's mortgage & the madness begins. She gets a job as an administrative assistant at a campus NPR.

Writing in a relaxed, friendly manner, this book is her account if the time immediately after she takes up the job. Meet the craziest of characters & some whacky jokes by the author as she tells
Dec 01, 2014 Scott rated it it was ok
A couple oddball characters that go nowhere. I'm not inclined to dislike Sloan the main character, I don't really see much happening to her in the story. She has a few adventures and comes out the exact same as does everyone else in the book.

I picked this up as a free kindle book and did manage to read through to the end. I don't think it was worth much more than free.
Jul 29, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
I don't think you have to work in Public Radio to enjoy this book. Good writing, quirky characters and great visuals. I finished it in an afternoon and I'm hoping we get to see more by Kerri soon.
Oct 30, 2012 Dee rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was funny, especially since the main part of the story takes place during their fund drive. And, lo and behold, I get in my car and NPR is having a fund drive. It was a fun read.
Oct 07, 2011 Underwhelmed rated it really liked it
Omg. Everyone should read this book. Well, everyone of a certain age that also finds Christopher Guest movies hilarious and relevant. I found the author's blog when I finished this book and it made me like her all the more.
Nancy (NE)
Feb 09, 2013 Nancy (NE) rated it liked it
Somewhere about a 3.5 for me. A satirical peek into the world of public radio: making fun of a few thinly disguised celebrities, plus some cynical profiles of the stereotypical listeners, supporters and employees. The humor was done in fun and affection for the medium.
Jul 15, 2012 Gaele rated it really liked it
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Public Radio has slaves ? Yes..that was the hook. Fortunately the book delivered..
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Julie Duncan
Oct 19, 2011 Julie Duncan rated it liked it
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This was a fun, light read. The sort of book you'd want to take on vacation. I won it as a Goodreads giveaway. The characters are all very relatable and make for an enjoyable read.
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Fun fluff if you are a Public Radio fan.
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