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Morning Glory

3.30  ·  Rating details ·  680 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Now a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures

BREAKING NEWS: Ambitious young TV producer Becky Fuller is fired from a local morning show in New Jersey, and her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life.
Desperately in need of a job, yet still full of boundless optimism, Becky vows to land on her feet and stumbles into an opportunity at Daybreak, a flou
Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2010)
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Norah Una Sumner
It's official,I love everything that Diana Peterfreund writes ♥.

This was such a fun chick-lit!I love the main character Becky and I love her enthusiasm,even though her job is not as easy as it seems.I really liked her dialogues with Mike,I was laughing out loud so many times.His grumpiness is hilarious.I also loved Colleen and Lenny,they're great.And...Adam:


Overall,short and funny!

Favourite quotes:

“Let’s have at it.” I strode to the door and pulled the doorknob. It came off in my hand.
“That was
I never saw this movie, but picked up the book ages ago, since I'm a fan of Diana Peterfruend's Secret Society Girl series.

This was . . . what you'd expect, I guess. A little silly at times and you see everything coming in a way that means I was never really drawn in. I liked the love interest and Colleen, but everyone else just felt like . . . maybe not quite stereotypes, but again, exactly what you'd expect.
This is an entertaining and “fluffy” read (wink!). I’m glad one of my US friends thought of me and gave it to me. As this novel is based on a screen-play, there’s isn’t much in-depth characterization, but it doesn’t spoil the reading experience. The premise of a morning talk-show is actually quite exciting and colorful. The story reads very fluently and I could visualize those great actors (especially Harrison Ford as the grumpy and unique Mike Pommeroy) delivering a few of those great lines. No ...more
Diana Peterfreund’s Morning Glory is the novelization of the movie of the same name, written for the big screen by Aline Brosh McKenna. It’s obvious from the start that Peterfreund, a successful novelist, is working within someone else’s parameters — and that’s what makes this one so tough to review. As Erin at Lit Snit so articulately asked, “Where does one person’s creation end and another’s begin?” Basically, this wasn’t originally Peterfreund’s story or characters — so can we really evaluate ...more
Aug 30, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, 2010
Reviewing movie novelizations is tough (though probably not as tough as writing them). If there are weaknesses in plot or characters, lack of motivation, or inconsistencies, do you blame the author or the screenwriter? Where does one person’s creation end and another’s begin?

Morning Glory isn’t perfect, but it’s full of fun characters created by Aline Brosh McKenna and fleshed out by Peterfreund. The plot really does play as the perfect chick flick. Girl unlucky in love and life starts over in N
May 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cuando Becky es despedida de el trabajo por el cual había dejado la universidad y no tenia una vida propia su mundo se cayo a sus pies o a algún lugar mas doloroso. Pero después de meses desesperada consigue ser la productora de Daybreak el programa más patetico matutino y ella tendrá que hacer todo lo posible para que este perdure en el aire.

Una lectura muy simple y fluida para momentos en los ue no tienes nada que hacer. Tuvo momentos en los que quizé extrangular a Becky por estúpida pero todo
Apr 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Abby by: others by the author
This was a novel written AFTER the movie was made, based off the screen play. I like this author, and I adore Harrison Ford who played one of the leads. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'd to after reading this book. Light but with a strong female lead, a good book for a bad week.
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I saw this on sale and thought, why not? I'd recently watching the movie version and was in a rare mood for some fluffy chick lit. 

Some background -- this was a novelization of the movie. The movie came out in 2010 and starred Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton. 

I liked the premise of the story -- I wanted to be a journalist in college and am familiar with the news industry. However, Becky fell flat as a main character for me. Becky is tenacious and dedicated to her job -- as a resul
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never seen the movie version.

I read this a few year s ago on vacation. It was perfect for what I was seeking.

Very light, feel good story. I liked the main character..Becky. (There seem to be so many Becky's and Becca's in books).

I also liked reading about the field of journalism. I always gravitate to those types of books. Although most of my book selections are pretty dark, when on vacation it is nice to read a lighthearted romance, something sentimental and sweet. Highly recommended. St
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
I really enjoyed this book. The plot is simple, a producer gets let go when she thinks she is going to get promoted. She then has to prove herself at her new job.

I thought it was witty and fun, and above all else very easy to read, no thinking required. Its a over all feel good story.
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How good is this? I read this book in one sitting. Hysterical!
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Better than the average movie novelization, which I have always had an aversion to since reading some rather bad exemplars of the genre when young.
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
Elsa Ramos
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leve, Simples, Fácil de Ler, Divertido, não tem nada de novo, mas não temos que pensar muito para o Ler. Gostei. Uma agradável Surpresa.
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Diana Peterfreund formou-se na Universidade de Yale em 2001, em Geologia e Literatura, o que levou a que a família a questionasse se o seu sonho seria escrever “livros sobre pedras”. A autora, que foi estilista, modelo e crítica gastronómica, lançou a sua primeira obra em 2006, “Sociedade Secreta de Raparigas”, que dá início a uma tetralogia.

“Manhãs Gloriosas” foi editado inicialmente a Janeiro de 2010 e traduzido para Português em Novembro do mesmo ano. Neste volume somos apresentados a Becky F
Jan 15, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
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Review originally posted here.

I still want to watch the movie, especially because I really love Harrison Ford and seeing him as a grumbling news anchor sounds like great fun. But since I doubt I’ll get a chance to go see a movie anytime soon (especially because I can only take so many times of seeing movies alone), I figured I’d read the book. And I really like Diana Peterfreund, so that was a point for the book too.

Morning Glory was clearly a mix of both a film novelization and your standard ch
Raquel Curvacheiro
Bem, na verdade gostaria de lhe dar um 3,5 mas, à falta de meios pontos, tenho de me resignar com o 3.

Andava numa fase em que me apetecia ler algo leve, que me permitisse abstrair do trabalho ao mesmo tempo que não me fizesse pensar... Teria de ser algo que, acaso a leitura fosse interrompida pelo meu filhote de 2 anos, eu não perderia o fio à meada. Só havia um problema: não sou grande fã de literatura light e não acho piada às histórias "boy-meets-girl".

Nem de propósito, ao fazer as compras do
Quando ho dovuto scegliere il libro che mi sarebbe stato inviato dalla “Leggereditore”, “Il buongiorno del mattino”, mi ha subito incuriosita, così, senza pensarci due volte, l’ho scelto.
Dopo esattamente 29 ore di lettura, posso dire di ritenermi abbastanza soddisfatta della mia scelta.
La lettura, andandosi ad adattare perfettamente alla primavera, è stata molto piacevole e leggera.
I personaggi, nonostante le poche pagine a disposizione, riescono a farsi conoscere e a coinvolgere il lettore attr
Ivye Allen
I'm only a chapter in at this point (time of metro ride to work this morning). But I like it so far. I thought the movie was based on the book and since I didn't get around to seeing the movie in the theaters, I figured I could read the book before I rent the movie on DVD and compare. But once I really looked at the cover, I realized the book is based on the movie's screenplay. I don't think I've ever seen that before and I certainly know I've never read a book based on a screenplay before. I us ...more
I'm generally a "read the book before I see the movie" kind of gal, but I figured since this book was written in the reverse (in that it was written after the movie) that I would try this approach as well and watch the movie first. Plus I love Diana Peterfruend as she has written my most frequently reread I had to give the book a fair shot.

The movie wasn't any work of cinema masterpiece, and in turn, the book was no literary wonder either. However, given the material she had to work
Stephanie Cowart
I was feeling kind of down when I started reading this book. I finished it two hours later smiling like a goofball!
It's actually based on the motion picture of the same name. I've never read a book based on a movie - usually it's the other way around. I haven't seen the movie yet but I definitely will. I laughed out loud so many times! The actors for these characters are so spot on too!
Becky Fuller gets fired from a small morning show in New Jersey and feels adrift until she lands a job working
Raquel Bernardes
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: livros-fisicos
É um romance mas com várias partes hilariantes. O que eu não chorava a rir a imaginar as cenas que a autora Diana Peterfreud ia descrevendo. Sei que saiu o filme mas ainda não tive a oportunidade de o ver, mas se o livro foi assim, imagino o filme. Becky pensa que a sua vida terminou, acabou de ser despedida de um programa matinal e a sua vida profissional é tão deprimente como a vida romântica. E é aqui que vai começar o verdadeiro trabalho de Becky, fala com Pomeroy e faz-lhe uma proposta irre ...more
Aug 29, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-loans
I decided to watch the movie "Morning Glory" before reading the book, which is something that I normally try not to do. However, I did not realize that this book was based on the movie. Therefore, I am sure it would have been a great book if I had not watched the movie first. I felt like I was reading a screenplay, as the book was the movie scene by scene and nothing had changed. Because I knew the story and the characters already I felt bored and I rushed through the book. But if I had not watc ...more
Mackenzie O'brien
This book is about a hopeful news producer who is fired from her job at a local station and picks up a new job at an awful nationally syndicated morning show. She has to deal with two egotistical news anchors and the expectation of her failure.
I didn't like this book because the main character's portrayal was very strange. She is described as headstrong and determined, but her actions make her seem silly and unfocused. It made me wonder what the author really intended to do with the character.
Oct 29, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-to-film
I got this book because I want to see the movie. I thought that the book was made first, then the movie, but it's the other way around. This book is actually based on the screenplay for the movie.
It's about Becky who works for a morning news show in Jersey until one day out of the blue she gets fired. She manages to get a job in NYC working for another morning show that is in dire need of a make over. On her first day she fires one of the anchors and needs to find a new one, so she manages to g
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I have to admit that I haven't seen the film, so I can't review this book in comparison to the movie.

I loved it. I would have loved to see more happening and more of the inside processes of characters, but I know that it worked from a fix material. But anyways, it was the perfect chick lit book. What I liked about it most that it had a main character who was indeed different but loveable and not incredibly over-the-top or stupid - I haven't read a chick lit book in A LONG TIME which got their ma
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was cute, and way better than I thought it would be. It's a novelization based on a movie, so it's not terribly deep. It was a super quick read, I read the first 60 pages on the train, then finished out the rest in a couple hours snuggled up with MaizeCat. The conflicts our main character face are super simple easy solve things, but this did have to fit into a movie length at one time, so it's not like there could be that much more to the book. The author did well with what she had given to ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
It was just okay. It was interesting enough to get through but at the same time I didn't really feel any connection to the characters. Basically I felt like it was a review of the movie and I've never even seen the movie. I could imagine everything happening but I didn't really get much detail about the surroundings or characters enough to really fall in love with them. I know the book was written after the movie so its not one of those where the book came first but still I would have liked more ...more
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meg akartam nézni a filmet, de elfelejtettem. :( Aztán megláttam tegnap a könyvtárban és nem tudtam megállni, hogy ne vegyem ki. :) Ha filmen nem is, de legalább a könyvön hadd nevessek. :)
Eszméletlen jó volt. Nekem nagyon tetszett. Beteg volt ott mindenki nem csak Becky. Nem tudom hogy a valós életben is így zajlik-e egy reggeli műsor készítés, de ha igen akkor az a legizgalmasabb munka a világon. :D
Én nagyon sokat nevettem rajta, főleg Ernien, szegényt a végén már sajnáltam is. :)
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Diana Peterfreund has been a costume designer, a cover model, and a food critic. Her travels have taken her from the cloud forests of Costa Rica to the underground caverns of New Zealand (and as far as she’s concerned, she’s just getting started). Diana graduated from Yale University in 2001 with dual degrees in Literature and Geology, which her family claimed would only come in handy if she wrote ...more
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“Beer is fine,” I said.
“For now.” Adam waited as I put in my order. “You’ll need something stiffer after Mike really starts getting to you.”
“Oh, he’s getting to me,” I said, as the bartender brought my beer. “Usually, I drink Sprite.”
“The key to a frittata,” Mike told the camera, “is to use a really hot pan. Because that, my friends, is what makes it”— he paused dramatically —“fluffy.” 0 likes
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