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    Linda Erin Keenan(Author)

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Suburgatory lampoons the absurdities and contradictions that Linda Keenan has witnessed since leaving New York City, where she was a thoroughly urban CNN news producer for seven years, and settling down as a hapless stay-at-home suburban mother. The original proposal for this book was picked up by Warner Brothers, and you can see their imagining of Suburgatory on the ABC show of the same title.

 

Keenan was forced by the man in her life to leave her beloved New York City for a supposed suburban utopia. Instead she found herself trapped in a place where conformity is king, and where she often felt like she had been taken hostage by an adult Girl Scout troop. So Keenan decided to train her twisted reporter's eye on the strange inhabitants of this new foreign land. Thought of as a local town newspaper or website, Suburgatory excoriates—through satirical local “news stories”—the mostly upper middle class American pieties and parenting obsessions, targeting the all-around bad behavior raging underneath the surface of those obsessively tended suburban lawns and bikini lines. 

 

Linda Erin Keenan spent seven years as a CNN head-writer for anchors, including Anderson Cooper and Lou Dobbs, before trading it all in for baby and suburbia. She now trains her reporter’s eye on the subversive side of her new, foreign environment. Her essays have appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and The Huffington Post.

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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Linda Erin Keenan(Author)
  • skirt! (September 4, 2012)
  • English
  • 7
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Reinstein on March 17, 2015

    I'm not a prude, but this is ridiculous. NOT what I expected. Not funny. Very dirty. For example: Giving up pubic hair for Lent. Come on-really? And there is plenty more. Swearing, sex, dirty, offensive..... If this is your thing then fine. But this is too much. Change the title to be more representative of the material inside. This certainly can't be the same as the show. Some of the material should be X-rated. Trying to be humurous using this kind of material is so unnecessary.


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