To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Primetime Princess , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 10, Tara Chevrestt rated it it was amazing Shelves: I absolutely love this book. It's an incredible mixture of real life, drama, sexual harassment in the work place, the plight of women today, romance, and a woman torn between career and love. Having recently watched a documentary that talked about how despite the fact the population of the U.
I mean, in a country over half women, who is representing them? I thought the aviation industry was bad In male-dominated professions, women are harassed and bombarded with inappropriate jokes and comments all day long. The television industry is even worse. Alexis has been working her tail off and turning the other cheek at HBS industries for years.
Suddenly, she's a victim of the Good Old Boys' System.
She has to compete with the most appalling man and her former employer for a president's position But then her job takes over her life The story is heart breaking, insightful, humorous, frustrating I went through every emotion imaginable in its pages. I laughed, screamed, cussed, and cried. Through her coworkers, we see the other forms of sexual harassment that go on.
Men looking for affairs. Men peeing and not closing the door. Behind the scenes drama regarding what's appropriate on TV. We see men who think they know what women want and don't have the first darn clue. Come read my favorite passage and my final conclusion: Jun 25, Rachel rated it it was amazing. I think this book should be a must-read for all young women in the working world. It's not a literary masterpiece by any means and it's not meant to be , but it was fun, and it was educational. This book is disguised as a lighthearted piece of chicklit which is why I picked it up but instead it is educational, on a topic that is too often forgotten.
Yes, the book was lighthearted and fun, most of the time, but it was so much more than that. Regardless of the industry in which you work althou I think this book should be a must-read for all young women in the working world. Regardless of the industry in which you work although definitely more extreme in the TV industry as shown , the issue of a glass ceiling, sexual harassment, and the idea of an executive "boys club" still exists.
Alexa's experience is the experience of so many women today whether or not they realize it. Even in a more progressive work environment, many behaviors are still present simply from the difference in how men and women approach the world. I loved Lindy DeKoven's insight into life as a high-powered female, and it definitely gave me a lot to think about as a young and driven woman. Please read this book.
It will inspire you, depress you, but also make you think. It's fun, it's easy, and it's worth your time. Jan 04, Aziza rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed and loved this book. I picked this book up thinking it was going to be a complete chick-lit book. Although it was, there was also another whole part to this. I really liked how DeKoven describes a women in a man's world This novel had me turning pages continuously, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I enjoyed Alexa's character and her development throughout the novel, I was rooting for her hahaha. I loved, loved, loved Gordon's char I really enjoyed and loved this book. I loved, loved, loved Gordon's character and Jerry's character was funny. To be honest, was not expecting the ending to be like that; glad it ended that way Can't wait to read another book by DeKoven.
Apr 13, Jennie Fields rated it it was amazing. Primetime Princess is a witty look at Network TV from a young female executive's point of view. You will be rooting for Alexa Ross from page one, wincing and laughing as she navigates her way up a very slippery corporate ladder. It's an upside-down, sexist world and she has to balance her rise towards that glass ceiling with her personal life and new love interest.
I couldn't put it down. It's well-paced, thoroughly entertaining and a rare inside look at Hollywood from a female point of view. Dec 08, Treacy rated it did not like it. I almost didn't want to finish this book. The story started out fine, but as it progressed, I found myself frustrated with Alexa more and more.
The gist is that Alexa is in a "man's word" in her career. It is clearly seen that in her line of work in the entertainment business company HBS, there is clear discrimination between men and women. When Alexa's former boss, Jerry, is hired Alexa's world is destroyed. While I was able to sympathise with Alexa's position within the company that resembled a " I almost didn't want to finish this book.
While I was able to sympathise with Alexa's position within the company that resembled a "men's locker room", the final choices that Alexa makes nullifies that.
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She becomes someone completely different, pushing away her friends and love interest. She justifies her reason, and while she sometimes does see she has neglected them, she argues her reason being reasonable. At least until the last few pages of the book.
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Aug 16, Erica Hunt rated it really liked it. Her book is a take on the industry as well as a lovely little romance and change your life book. What I mean by change your life book is that is one of those books where the main character is headed in one direction in their life and be Along with my recently reviewed book by Alison Sweeney I was also asked if I wanted to review a book from Amazon Publishing called Prime Time Princess.
The book centers around the main character Alexa and her life as a TV executive. It starts out as the classic girl works to hard has no life meets a guy story but goes so much farther than that. It almost acts in some ways as an expose of what life is like in a business that is run main by men and how a woman fits into the world-or in this case doesn't. There are several great characters in this book that I enjoyed including the main character Alexa's arch nemesis Jerry. I loved that this character was so well written that you hated him He is such a piece of work you love to hate him.
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For me one of the qualities that I look for in a book is how well are the characters fleshed out Do you find yourself wanting to know more about the characters then what is offered DeKoven does this very well in Prime Time Princess. My only critique of the book is that I felt that there were a few sections that dragged and bit and could have been trimmed but other than that I feel that it is a great summer beach read.
I would give the book 4 out of 5 stars. Feb 19, LaurieH rated it liked it. This is chick lit, not high art, and viewed through that prism it was an OK read. I liked Alexa, our heroine, and Gordon, her tentative love interest, and in a book like this, liking the characters is key. The setting of a TV network was new and interesting, and Alexa has good girlfriends. I appreciated how supportive the women characters were of one another, especially when the chips are down. It was the little things that got on my nerves. Sloppy details that distracted me from the story.
Alexa This is chick lit, not high art, and viewed through that prism it was an OK read. Alexa, a high-tech working woman who is always checking her phone for calls and texts and emails and says she can't live without her tablet still has a landline with an answering machine at home? Not even voicemail, an old school answering machine. It was a lazy plot device so that a call could interrupt a romantic encounter. Also, early on, we meet Joe, Alexa's dog. She brings home a date and he pees on the stranger's leg. And this does not interrupt their evening.
And those are only two instances. I could go on but I don't want to bog down this review of a book I did kinda like. I know these things don't sound like a big deal, but each "huh? DeKoven works with writers in her other job as network executive in real life. Either she or her editor should have caught this stuff. Jul 28, Yvonne rated it really liked it. She's on her way to a major promotion until her former boss is given a position working for her. The guy is a real sleaze and takes every opportunity to undermine her success.
It just makes Alexa more determined than ever to succeed. Along the way Alexa volunteers to tutor a student and falls in love with a teacher. It's difficult to juggle a high pressure career with a romance with someone not Alexa Ross is one tough cookie and she intends to make it to the top of the heap at the HBS TV Network. It's difficult to juggle a high pressure career with a romance with someone not in the business. It's more than just a bumpy ride for Alexa and Gordon.
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Although the book started off a bit slow, it picked up right away and kept on going. With the author's background in network TV, she is obviously writing with from her own personal knowledge and experience in the field. She describes everything in a way that makes the reader feel as if they are right there on the studio floor. She also points out how difficult it is for women to crack into the Hollywood "Boys Club", although I do believe it's that way in many other types of business too.
Readers will feel strongly for Alexa and cheer her on, but it's not an easy road. I would love to read a sequel to this book. The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own. Jun 30, Mary rated it liked it Shelves: The description of the book sounded so much MORE.
The book started out a bit tedious and pedestrian. The writing style seemed more suited to teens or young adults rather than adults. However, as the story progressed, the writing and story seemed to improve, as the writer warmed to her storyline and subject and I warmed to her subject. This is the story of Alexa Ross and her attempt to rise to the top of a national broadcasting system as President of Entertainment. Her competition emerges as a former boss, who is nothing short of a pig. Jerry Kellner has problems with women, how he treats them, talks to them and reacts to and with them.
Primetime Princess by Lindy DeKoven
But, the male dominated environment does not seem to see the true treasure they have in Alexa, but instead gravitate to the pig. Needless to say, Alexa sets out to re-invent herself to compete in this pig dominated environment. But, along the way she loses herself, her friends and her boyfriend. Somewhere along this journey it dawns on her that the sacrifice could destroy everything, she awakens and finds herself. She also finds herself as a rallying figure for other sexually harassed women. The book has a strong finish and leaves you wondering, what next for Alexa Ross.
But the pressure in her life forces her to a breaking point, and she finds herself wondering what matters most - and if she has the strength and the determination to finally shatter the glass ceiling without ruining the rest of her life. What made the experience of listening to Primetime Princess the most enjoyable?
Well written and edited. Great humor in this story about women trying to break the corp ceiling. Opens with a pair of stainless steel balls and a note "now you have four".
What other book might you compare Primetime Princess to and why? I purchased due to reader Ms Angela Dawe, my fave. I love her in Sweet Talk, by Julie Garwood. Her Tiffany Snow series is just great. Which scene was your favorite? I barked out loud with laughter when Tony calls, see my headline. What would have made Primetime Princess better? It just went on and on, and on, far to wordy.
The lead character is supposed to be a tv executive, but acts like a scared constantly whinging schoolgirl. I only made it thorough the first chapter and that was enough.