White Collar Girl #2020

White Collar Girl By Renee Rosen White Collar Girl The latest novel from the bestselling author of Dollface and What the Lady Wants takes us deep into the tumultuous world of s Chicago where a female journalist struggles with the heavy price of am
  • Title: White Collar Girl
  • Author: Renee Rosen
  • ISBN: 9780451474971
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • White Collar Girl By Renee Rosen 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 ambitionEvery 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 tThe 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 ambitionEvery 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.
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    1. Renee Rosen

      Renee is the bestselling author of historical fiction including WINDY CITY BLUES, WHITE COLLAR GIRL, WHAT THE LADY WANTS and DOLLFACE, as well as the YA novel, EVERY CROOKED POT PARK AVENUE SUMMER a Novel Helen Gurley Brown and Cosmopolitan Magazine will be published in May 2019 from Penguin Random House Berkley Most people discover their love of reading first and then decide to try writing For Renee Rosen, it was just the opposite From the time she was a little girl she knew she wanted to be a writer and by age seventeen had completed her first novel, with what she admits was the worst opening line of all time Her hopes of being the youngest published author on record were soon dashed when her masterpiece was repeatedly rejected Several years and many attempts later, Renee finally became a reader first.Since then she has been fortunate enough to study the craft of writing from such esteemed novelists as Michael Cunningham, Susan Minot and Carol Anshaw Renee now lives in Chicago where she is working on a new novel You can find her online at facebook ReneeRosenAu, twitter ReneeRosen1 or visit her website at reneerosen Praise for DOLLFACE DOLLFACE is as intoxicating as the forbidden liquor at the heart of it Rosen s Chicago gangsters are vividly rendered, and the gun molls stir up at least as much trouble as their infamous men Fans of Boardwalk Empire will love DOLLFACE I know I did Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Advanced Praise for WHAT THE LADY WANTS coming November 4, 2014 WHAT THE LADY WANTS is as fun and addictive and Chicago licious as a box of Marshall Field s Frango Mints And, sadly, you ll finish it almost as fast A delight Rebecca Makkai, author of The Borrower and The Hundred Year House Awards for EVERY CROOKED POT2010 Popular Book for Young Adults by YALSA 2007 Booklist Editor s Pick Starred Reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal

    797 thoughts on “White Collar Girl”

    1. I must say I m biased but I truly feel this is my strongest writing today and I m really proud of this book I hope others will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing Thanks


    2. I sure love the cover The summary hinted at the stellar TV series Mad Men Too bad for me it is simply all window dressing on a novel which tried to sizzle with a female news reporter chasing a byline in 1950 s Chicago, which had lots of interesting pertinent history of the era but just didn t manage to breathe lives worth caring about into White Collar Girl Missing was suspense, tied to tracking down the facts and exploding news on the front page of the paper Love affairs were fraught affairs, d [...]


    3. If you loved Peggy Olsen in MAD MEN, this is a book you re going to love Jordan is a smart, ambitious, cub reporter who is underestimated by just about everyone as she strives to make a name for herself and solve the mystery of her brother s death Rosen s writing is smart, snappy and evocative I loved the no nonsense exploration of romantic relationships in the story which were not, it is important to note, the central urgency in our heroine s life By the middle of the book, I was so engrossed i [...]


    4. DNF at page 208I can t do it any no no no, The story was good at first, but Jordan s romance with Jack Casey and his family soon set my teeth to grinding view spoiler Yes it was the attitude of the times and all that but the family s and Jack s attitude toward Jordan sometimes had me wanting to repeat Hulk and Loki s scene from Avengers.Jack s mother assuming that Jordan would quit her job to keep house and have babies right away that I saw coming a mile away from the moment Jack said his parent [...]


    5. A family of journalists, stolen bylines struggling women reporters in the 1950 s, and Chicago.WHITE COLLAR GIRL takes us into the world of journalism and news reporting as we are introduced to the Walshes who are generation after generation of journalists.The elder Walshes definitely have talent, but a family tragedy ke eps them from continuing their careers The tragedy didn t stop Jordan Walsh, though This tragedy kept her pushing ahead and wanting to break into having respect for women report [...]


    6. This book captures what it was like to be a journalist in the 50 s in Chicago, without question, one of the great newspaper towns At one time Chicago had 5 daily newspapers that competed with each other for breaking news, investigative journalism and Chicago s past time, POLITICS Renee Rosen has done a marvelous job of capturing the feel of working in a newsroom and I should know having worked at NBC5, CBS2, ABC7, FOX32 and WTTW as either an executive or as a director member of Directors Guild o [...]


    7. A special thank you to Penguin and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review From the author of Dollface and What the Lady Wants, Renee Rosen delivers the well researched, and captivating WHITE COLLAR GIRLinfused with glam, scandal, injustice, and corruption with human emotions, historical significance, and real life events and people, into the fabric of this exciting, yet tumultuous journalism world of Chicago in the 1950 s Historical fiction and journalism fans will devour Powerful [...]


    8. I loved this vivid look at 1950s Chicago where a young female journalist struggles to be taken seriously in a world dominated by men, until she finds a secret source in the mayor s office who might change it all A fun read


    9. I received this book for free through First Reads I enjoyed this book I previously read her other book, Dollface, and loved it This book really highlighted how hard it was to be a female reporter in the male dominated newspaper world of the 1950 s One of my favorite characters was M I really liked how she changed and progressed throughout the book I also liked the name dropping, particularly Simone de Beauvoir.


    10. I am familiar with author, Renee Rosen s writing I fell in love with Dollface and the roaring 1920s Then there was What a Lady Wants, which I felt like I got to know about the great Chicago fire So I was very looking forward to reading this book After having just recently attempted to read Copy Girl Another book about the journalist world that did not draw me in, I instantly noticed a difference between that book and this one It was obvious that Renee Rosen s polished writing style had the uppe [...]


    11. eARC Netgalley3.5 starsThis promised to be a great book Set in the 1950 s, an ambitious young woman is determined to succeed in the male dominanted, smoke clouded, alcohol soaked heyday of newspaper journalism The author did a great job of capturing the atmosphere of the newspaper bullpen, but somehow it just didn t seem to come together as a cohesive story It almost felt like vignettes of journalistic life with the storyline of the novel taking a backseat to homages of actual news articles of [...]


    12. This is my favorite novel by this author so far, and I ve read every one Rosen has skillfully gone from the roaring twenties to the gilded age to the fifties newsroom In this novel we follow a career woman as she tries to make it in the newspaper industry in a time when women were expected to be homemakers ala I Love Lucy minus all the hilarious antics and when a woman daring to carry an attache case instead of a purse darn near makes headlines.We journey with Jordan as she starts her first repo [...]


    13. The novel is a series of experiences that are told through the eyes of Jordan Walsh, a cub reporter in the 1950s whose eyes are set on the City Desk She endures the misogyny of the age with a spine of steel, never letting them see her cry, while chasing down leads provided by a well placed whistleblower.Her love life suffers as she puts her career ahead of marriage, preferring to chase down important stories that will win her the respect of her male colleagues I found the novel to be enjoyable, [...]


    14. I really wanted to like this book Renee Rosen had some stellar potential here, but fell into the trap of I did a lot of research and must reference as many historical and cultural things as I can at the expense of the story not being as strong In fact, it was super irritating Oh, here s another namedrop Here s another reference to something happening or a will be famous person that has nothing to do with the story It didn t add to the atmosphere, it just confused me Rosen needed an editor to tel [...]


    15. I received this galley in exchange for an honest review White Collar Women is about a woman named Jordan Walsh who works in journalism in the 1950 s I couldn t help but be reminded of Peggy from Mad Men There is a lot to this book and not only is Jordan dealing with family issues, like the loss of her brother, but she is also trying to make her way in journalism where she clearly isn t wanted because she s female Jordan was a very likeable character and also very relatable Even though there is a [...]


    16. My first Renee Rosen and certainly not my last I ve already purchased What The Lady Wants I would also like to thank the author for the ARC copy of White Collar Girl that I received in a giveaway As soon as I saw this cover I loved it and had a feeling it was going to a great book The author does an excellent job of portraying 1950 s Chicago and working inside a big city newspaper The characters and setting just leap off the page There s mystery, suspense, and romance, in addition to plenty of h [...]


    17. My first book by Rosen, now I know why she is a well loved author I loved everything about this book The setting, the clothes, the characters, the vision, the descriptions of newspaper life, the suspense, the messages Rosen transports you to 1950s Chicago and what it s like to be a woman beginning her career at a newspaper at that time Rosen is a skilled writer Every word has purpose, and this book is brilliant I highly recommend this book to fans of historical fiction with great female leads.


    18. I admit I am a fan of Renee Rosen s books I have read her two previous books also great reads and I looked forward to reading this new story I was elated to receive an ARC of this book.White Collar Girl is the story of Jordan Walsh, determined female, entering the male dominated world of Journalism It is 1955 and she accepts a job with The Chicago Tribune as a reporter She soon finds out that she will have to grow a strong backbone to survive in the industry She comes from a family of reporters [...]


    19. There s so much I liked about this novel and related to It tells the fictional story of Jordan Walsh, a female reporter starting at the Chicago Tribune in the 1950s All she wants is to be taken seriously as a reporter amidst all the men She does whatever she can to report on the real news stories, not the society ones they assign to her It was fascinating to see this perspective considering how different times are now with reporting As a journalism major, I was intrigued to learn how it used to [...]


    20. I really wanted to like this, but it is not what I was hoping for I saw on a review she was like Peggy Olsen of Mad Men Not even close Jordan is ambitious and determined and a great feminist, but other than that she has no personality She s boring I didn t really find anything that made me care whether she showed the men up in the newspaper world She didn t make me root for her It has taken me 3 months to read 1 4 this book I don t want to pick it up and I make excuses for not reading it and pic [...]


    21. Ren e Rosen brings the reader up close and personal with controversies of the times, roadblocks to women s independence, and a family in crisis.


    22. There s something about the journalism field that has always fascinated me Combine journalism with the 1950s, Chicago politics, and an ambitious young woman, though, and you have Renee Rosen s powerful novel, White Collar Girl.Jordan Walsh came from a family tradition of of journalism Her father, her mother, her grandfather, and her brother had all worked as reporters But, when her brother, Eliot, was killed by a hit and run driver, the death destroyed Jordan s family Now, she s determined to st [...]


    23. 4.5 StarsThis book started out slow and irritating I think a large part of that was due to how I viewed the main character in the beginning However, things quickly picked up pace as I got to know Jordan and got sucked into her story The book finished on a fantastic note.Like I mentioned, at first, I had a hard time liking or sympathizing with Jordan Her thirst for advancement and achievement came off as too eager and immature she seemed to view the world through rose colored glasses which seemed [...]


    24. 4.5 stars.Set in the 1950 s, White Collar Girl by Renee Rosen is a riveting novel about a female journalist s attempt to break into the historically male dominated field Fighting to be taken seriously during a time when female reporters were relegated to writing fluff pieces, Jordan Walsh never loses sight of her goal although she sometimes questions her motivation for trying so hard to make a success of her chosen career.Jordan comes from a long line of reporters and after her brother Eliot s d [...]


    25. This book opens with Jordan Walsh,newly graduated from Journalism School,starting her first day working at the Chicago Tribune It being the mid 1950 s however,she s regulated to working on Women s Articles on a column called White Collar Girl hence the title which mean t writing pieces about weddings,celebrity sightings household advice Highly intelligent and raised by intellectual writer parents who knew Hemingway and many other famous scribes Jordan doesn t want to settle and longs to report R [...]


    26. I really liked this book A book about a girl in the 1950 s who wants to tread up the ladder to no woman s land and be a journalist.She takes a lot of knocks, abuse and harassment, but she is determined.This was another book that I just could not put down Jordan wants so bad to be a journalist that she sometimes forgets that it could put her in life and death situations, but all she thinks about is the story A good thing for her career and a bad thing for her social life.If you started early enou [...]


    27. An enjoyable read of 1950s Chicago where sirens are the melody of the city I was transported back to the time and the city that I have never stopped loving Jordan Walsh comes from a family of journalists, but when her older brother, who is a reporter for the Chicago Sun Times is killed in a hit and run accident, the family falls apart, six years later Jordan gets a job as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune but only assigned to fluff pieces as the feeling at that time was that Women cannot write t [...]


    28. Ially wanted to like this book Having worked with the Daley archives I was hoping some of that would show up, but perhaps they weren t open in time I would dearly love to read a review from that administration though I thought the time period and events covered were fascinating, but the characters and the plot fell flat Jordan didn t resonate, even as an anti hero, and there was so much exposition I felt like I was being punched in the face with Jordan s very second third wave feminist ideas tha [...]


    29. 3 out of 5 Overall I enjoyed this book, but it was not the mystery that the summary made it out to be White Collar Girl focuses on Jordan Walsh s career as a newspaper girl, and her rise from a simple society writer to a big reporter in city news I kept waiting for the big mystery and the lives hanging in the balance but they book seems to move from one story, to the next, to the next It paints a vivid picture of a woman s life in 1955, but some of the segues regarding her relationship with her [...]


    30. White Collar Girl by Renee Rosen will take you back to the heyday of journalism when there was a male dominated heirarchy and women were often relegated to the society column aka sox news Rosen s research shines as she realistically depicts the old fashioned newsroom where there were copy boys and old fashioned typesetters I did like her style of snappy writing as the author draws you into the tale and I wanted to keep reading.That s the good part of the book.My only negative comment was some ve [...]


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