Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Susie Orman Schnall is holding the remote control...plus a book giveaway

We are so glad to have Susie Orman Schnall back at CLC today. After The Balance Project, she made us wait three long years for her latest novel, The Subway Girls, which published today. It was definitely worth the wait, per Melissa A's review. Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have TWO copies to give away!



Susie Orman Schnall is the author of three novels: Her thought-provoking debut, ON GRACE (2014, SparkPress), is about turning 40. THE BALANCE PROJECT (2015, SparkPress), is about work-life balance and was inspired by The Balance Project interview series she started in 2014. And THE SUBWAY GIRLS (2018, St. Martin’s Press), is historical fiction about the fascinating Miss Subways advertising program.

Susie’s writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, POPSUGAR, Writer’s Digest, and Glamour. She is also a frequent speaker at women’s groups, corporations, and book clubs about her novels and work-life balance.

Susie grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and now lives just outside of New York City with her husband and their three sons who play ball in the house. (Bio courtesy of Susie's website.)

Today, Susie is here to tell us what she used to enjoy watching and what she currently enjoys watching on TV.

Visit Susie online:
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Synopsis:
In 1949, dutiful and ambitious Charlotte's dream of a career in advertising is shattered when her father demands she help out with the family business. Meanwhile, Charlotte is swept into the glamorous world of the Miss Subways beauty contest, which promises irresistible opportunities with its Park Avenue luster and local fame status. But when her new friend—the intriguing and gorgeous fellow-participant Rose—does something unforgivable, Charlotte must make a heart-wrenching decision that will change the lives of those around her forever.

Nearly 70 years later, outspoken advertising executive Olivia is pitching the NYC subways account in a last ditch effort to save her job at an advertising agency. When the charismatic boss she’s secretly in love with pits her against her misogynistic nemesis, Olivia’s urgent search for the winning strategy leads her to the historic Miss Subways campaign. As the pitch date closes in on her, Olivia finds herself dealing with a broken heart, an unlikely new love interest, and an unexpected personal connection to Miss Subways that could save her job—and her future.

The Subway Girls is the charming story of two strong women, a generation apart, who find themselves up against the same eternal struggle to find an impossible balance between love, happiness, and ambitio
n. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

Top 5 Shows (when I was kid or teen):
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • The Brady Bunch
  • Happy Days
  • The Love Boat
  • The Facts of Life

Top 5 Shows (Recent, including ones that are over):
  • Scandal
  • Good Girls Revolt
  • Mad Men
  • Downton Abbey
  • Silicon Valley

Thanks to Susie for visiting with us and to St. Martin's Press for sharing her book with our readers.

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30 comments:

Janine said...

I don't know if can be called binge watching, but I did recently find a show (half way through the season) that me and my husband both really like and I recorded a bunch that we hadn't seen. We got caught up on them over the weekend, but it really wasn't binge watching as it was a show here or there when we were bored. Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar.

Kelley B said...

This is Us!!

Sheila McGirr said...

I'm currently binge watching Jane The Virgin to catch up before the final series airs.

Jennifer said...

We're currently watching Brooklyn 99. So good!

Suburban prep said...

I think it would have to be Gilmore Girls.

Angel Wells said...

I am binge watching New Girl now...I’m caught up on This is Us, Greys Anatomy, station 19, 911 and Rise.

Leslie Waters said...

My last binge watching would be the big bang theory. I love It.

RD said...

I last binged on the show Succession.

Bethany Clark said...

GILMORE GIRLS!!!!

traveler said...

24! Love it.

Carla S. said...

Fixer Upper on HGTV.

Tracy said...

T@gged. I was obsessed with this show and can't wait for the new season.

Bookapotamus said...

Jane the Virgin! I've heard about it for years and thought it wouldn't be my thing- but its is so fun and silly! I'm hooked and now I'm sad it's ending!

Jessica Meddick said...

Arrested Development

Nunu B. said...

The last show I binge watched was Masters of Flip on HGTV.

Nancy said...

I'm currently watching Flashpoint. It is a great police strategic response unit series.

Nancy
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Rita Wray said...

House Hunters International on HGTV.

Elizabeth G said...

Shades of Blue

Dianne Casey said...

I have been binge watching "This Is Us".

Mary C said...

Say Yes To The Dress

Mary Preston said...

GODLESS and it was a re-watch.

Lesley McIntosh said...

Coronation Street , as here in New Zealand they have fast forwarded us ahead 18 months to have us the same as the UK so we have had a lot of catching up in a very short time

Elena L. said...

The last show I binge watched was Safe/Netflix, an adaptation of Harlan Coben's novel with Michael C. Hall (Dexter). =)

jpetroroy said...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Tricia Gilbert said...

Bones

bn100 said...

n/a

StoreyBookLover said...

I know it's not new, and I binge watched each season as they were released on DVD, but the last show I binge watched was "The Office"...I just love that show!

Tatum Rangel said...

"That 70s Show." :)

Unknown said...

The last thing I binge watched was 13 Reasons Why

Carol Doscher said...

The last thing I binge watched was Season 2 of The Crown.